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The Beaten Track: European Tourism, Literature, and the Ways to ‘Culture’, 1800–1918

James Buzard


This book is a major study of European tourism during the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth century. The author demonstrates the ways in which the distinction between tourist and traveller has developed and how the circulation of the two terms influenced how nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers on Europe viewed themselves and presented themselves in writing. Drawing upon a wide range of texts from literature, travel writing, guidebooks, periodicals, and business histories, the book shows how a democratizing and institutionalizing tourism gave rise to new formulations ... More

Keywords: tourism, tourist, traveller, travel writing, guidebooks, culture, Murray, Baedeker, leisure

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198122760
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122760.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Buzard, author
Department of English, Fordham University