History of a Six Weeks' Tour Through a Part of France, Switzerland, Germany and Holland: With Letters Descriptive of a Sail Round the Lake of Geneva, and of the Glaciers of Chamouni

History of a Six Weeks Tour Through a Part of France Switzerland Germany and Holland With Letters Descriptive of a Sail Round the Lake of Geneva and of the Glaciers of Chamouni This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages poor pictures errant marks etc that were either part of the origi

  • Title: History of a Six Weeks' Tour Through a Part of France, Switzerland, Germany and Holland: With Letters Descriptive of a Sail Round the Lake of Geneva, and of the Glaciers of Chamouni
  • Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • ISBN: 9781177756570
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923 This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into priThis is a reproduction of a book published before 1923 This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

    One thought on “History of a Six Weeks' Tour Through a Part of France, Switzerland, Germany and Holland: With Letters Descriptive of a Sail Round the Lake of Geneva, and of the Glaciers of Chamouni”

    1. I’m a big fan of Mary Shelley and her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley so I had to read their travelogue of two separate trips to Europe in 1814 and 1816. I was a little disappointed, mostly by their condescending remarks about the people they met in France, Germany, Switzerland and Holland. They also weren’t too happy with the towns and accommodations along their trip. It reminded me a little of Mary’s mother’s travelogue: Letters Written in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.However, the descript [...]

    2. Didn't find the contents to be terribly fascinating of itself, but I was intrigued by the origin and development of this text, which was a collaborative project that grew out of a shared journal that Mary and PB Shelley both wrote in during their initial elopement journey and subsequent European travels together. Echoes of their respective descriptions of places and people appeared in autonomously-credited later works by both authors. Some sections attributed to Mary were actually written by Per [...]

    3. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what it would have been like to travel France and Switzerland just after the Napoleanic Wars ended. And what could be more amusing than reading a description of Shelley knocking down another boat passenger who was being rude?This gets four stars simply for the inclusion of Mont Blanc at the end.

    4. Here is a short but very beautifully written travelogue chronicling the European travels of the married Percy Shelley with his teenage mistress, Mary Godwin, who would later marry him and take his name. It was during this trip that Mary Shelley was inspired to write Frankenstein, a worthy classic of romantic literature. I was disappointed to not find any explicit references to that inspiration in this book, nor any insight into the Shelleys' relationship(s) with Lord Byron. As a travelogue, thou [...]

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