1st Edition

Travelling Servants
Mobility and Employment in British Travel Writing 1750- 1850

ISBN 9780367265472
Published July 30, 2019 by Routledge
202 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

This book outlines the contribution made by servants to domestic and Continental travel and travel writing between 1750 and 1850. Aiming to re-position British and European travel during this period as a site of work as well as leisure, Katheryn Walchester provides commentary and analysis of texts by servants not addressed in current scholarship. By reading texts contrapuntally, this book draws attention to repeated tropes and common patterns in the ways in which servants are featured in travelogues; and in so doing, offers an account of alternative modes of experiencing and writing about the Home Tour and the Grand Tour.

Table of Contents


1. Servants in Travelling Fiction

2. The Servant in Travel Writing

3. Servants as Travellers and Travel Writers

4. Away: Servants and the Foreign

5. The Home Tour: Servants on Travels around Britain and Ireland

6. A Travelling Education: Gender, Sexuality, and Learning

Conclusion Afterwards

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Kathryn Walchester teaches in the Department of English and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University.