Free Shipping In the UK
Currency:
GBP £ GBP
Christmas Delivery | Want Free Shipping in time for Christmas? Order by midday on 16th December (UK only)
The Englishman's England By Ian Ousby

The Englishman's England
by Ian Ousby

In Stock
£2.49
This fascinating and original study shows that the English tourist industry is not a peculiarly modern creation. Ian Ousby identifies the four types of tourist attraction - literary shrines, country houses, picturesque ruins, and the natural landscape and the tastes that made them objects of fashionable attention in the eighteenth-century.
Only 2 left

The Englishman's England Summary


The Englishman's England: Taste, Travel and the Rise of Tourism by Ian Ousby

This fascinating and original study shows that the English tourist industry is not a peculiarly modern creation. Concentrating on four types of perennial tourist attraction - literary shrines, country houses, picturesque ruins, and the natural landscape - Ian Ousby identifies the canons of taste that made them objects of fashionable attention in the eighteenth-century, and records how they acquired the trappings of the full-blown tourist attraction. He traces the development not just of an industry but of a state of mind - marked from its earliest days by the haunting fear that tourism spoils and maybe even destroys the very things it most admires. The Englishman's England is highly illustrated throughout.

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in the UK
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

Additional information

GOR001404208
The Englishman's England: Taste, Travel and the Rise of Tourism by Ian Ousby
Ian Ousby
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cambridge University Press
1990-04-12
258
0521373743
9780521373746
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.