The Resource Return passages : great American travel writing, 1780-1910, Larzer Ziff

Return passages : great American travel writing, 1780-1910, Larzer Ziff

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Return passages : great American travel writing, 1780-1910
Title
Return passages
Title remainder
great American travel writing, 1780-1910
Statement of responsibility
Larzer Ziff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, Larzer Ziff traces the history of distinctively American travel writing through the stories of five great representatives. John Ledyard (1752-1789) sailed with Captain Cook, walked across the Russian empire, and attempted to find a transcontinental route across North America. John Lloyd Stephens (1805-1852), who today is recognized as the father of Mayan archaeology, uncovered hundreds of ruins in two expeditions to the Yucatan and Central America, and he also was one of the first Americans to reach the Arabia Petrae. Bayard Taylor (1825-1878) invented travel writing as a profession. The only writer on Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan, he traveled also to Europe, Africa, India, and the Arctic Circle solely for the purpose of producing books about these journeys. Finally, in Mark Twain's unabashed concentration on the haps and mishaps of the tourist and Henry James's strikingly different cosmopolitan accounts of European sites and societies, travel writing conclusively emerged as great art." "Ziff explains the ways in which the American background of these writers informed their impressions of foreign scenes and shows how America served always as the final object of the critical scrutiny they brought to bear on other people and their lands."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1927-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ziff, Larzer
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PS366.T73
LC item number
Z54 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Travelers' writings, American
  • American prose literature
  • Americans
  • Voyages and travels
  • Travel writing
  • Travel in literature
  • Écrits de voyageurs américains
  • Prose américaine
  • Voyages
  • Américains
  • Voyage dans la littérature
  • Reisbeschrijvingen
  • Reisverhalen
  • Amerikanen
  • Reiseliteratur
  • USA
Label
Return passages : great American travel writing, 1780-1910, Larzer Ziff
Link
https://archive.org/details/returnpassagesgr00ziff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
John Ledyard -- John Lloyd Stephens -- Bayard Taylor -- Mark Twain -- Henry James
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780300082364
Lccn
00032099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44019382
  • (OCoLC)ocm44019382
Label
Return passages : great American travel writing, 1780-1910, Larzer Ziff
Link
https://archive.org/details/returnpassagesgr00ziff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
John Ledyard -- John Lloyd Stephens -- Bayard Taylor -- Mark Twain -- Henry James
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780300082364
Lccn
00032099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44019382
  • (OCoLC)ocm44019382

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