Lydia Wevers

Country of writing : travel writing and New Zealand, 1809-1900

Auckland university press

Auckland, 2002

bibliothèque insulaire

   
Nouvelle-Zélande
parutions 2002
Country of writing : travel writing and New Zealand, 1809-1900 / Lydia Wevers. - Auckland (New Zealand) : Auckland university press, 2002. - VI-234 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN 1-86940-271-5
NOTE DE L'ÉDITEUR : The first substantial study of travel writing about New Zealand in the colonial period, Country of Writing puts it into the wider context of the European settlement of new societies. It discusses a great range of writing often from little-known names and unexpected sources who all played a part in putting New Zealand on the map of the wider world.

From Wevers' perspective readers are as important as the writers, as their interests and expectations often tailored the kind of travel books that were written, and she shows how New Zealand was presented to the rest of the world through a rich and colourful range of voices. Visual impressions of various kinds played a role too and the book is well-illustrated with contemporary pictures.
CONTENTS Acknowledgements
Introduction

1. Captain Ceroni's watch
2. Adventures of the printer
3. Swells' sons run out : the travel writing of rovers, ramblers and adventurers
4. Travel with interest
5. Empire travellers, 1 : writers who travel
6. Empire travellers, 2 : travellers who write
7. The business of travel
8. Exhausting the wonders

Notes
Select bibliography (pp. 224-230)
Index
COMPLÉMENT BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE
  • « Travelling to New Zealand » an Oxford anthology ed. by Lydia Wevers, Oxford : Oxford university press, 2000

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