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The Romance Of The Grand Tour

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Cities And The Grand Tour

Author : Rosemary Sweet
ISBN : 9781107020504
Genre : History
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A fascinating study of how British travellers experienced, described and represented the cities they visited on the Grand Tour.

The Evolution Of The Grand Tour

Author : Edward Chaney
ISBN : 9781317973676
Genre : History
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The Grand Tour has become a subject of major interest to scholars and general readers interested in exploring the historic connections between nations and their intellectual and artistic production. Although traditionally associated with the eighteenth century, when wealthy Englishmen would complete their education on the continent, the Grand Tour is here investigated in a wider context, from the decline of the Roman Empire to recent times. Authors from Chaucer to Erasmus came to mock the custom but even the Reformation did not stop the urge to travel. From the mid-sixteenth century, northern Europeans justified travel to the south in terms of education. The English had previously travelled to Italy to study the classics; now they travelled to learn Italian and study medicine, diplomacy, dancing, riding, fencing, and, eventually, art and architecture. Famous men, and an increasing proportion of women, all contributed to establishing a convention which eventually came to dominate European culture. Documenting the lives and travels of these personalities, Professor Chaney's remarkable book provides a complete picture of one of the most fascinating phenomena in the history of western civilisation.

Language And The Grand Tour

Author : Arturo Tosi
ISBN : 9781108487276
Genre : History
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Language is still a relatively under-researched aspect of the Grand Tour. This book offers a comprehensive introduction enriched by the amusing stories and vivid quotations collected from travellers' writings, providing crucial insights into the rise of modern vernaculars and the standardisation of European languages.

The Legacy Of The Grand Tour

Author : Lisa Colletta
ISBN : 9781611477986
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The topos of the journey is one of the oldest in literature, and even in this age of packaged tours and mediated experience, it still remains one of the most compelling. This volume examines the ways in which the legacy of the Grand Tour is still evident in works of travel and literature. From its aristocratic origins and the permutations of sentimental and romantic travel to the age of tourism and globalization, the Grand Tour still influences the destinations tourists choose and shapes the ideas of culture and sophistication that surround the act of travel. The essays in this collection examine a wide variety of literature—travel, memoir, and fiction—and explore the ways travel and ideas of “culture” have evolved since the heyday of the Grand Tour in the 18th century. The sites of the Grand Tour remain a powerful cultural draw, and they continue to define ideas of taste and learning for those who visit them.

A Grand Tour

Author : Anthea Lawson
ISBN : 9781947152144
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From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series, comes our new Victorian Romance collection: A GRAND TOUR. With three brand new Victorian Romance novellas by Anthea Lawson, Jennifer Moore, and Heather B. Moore. A LORD’S CHANCE by Anthea Lawson: After her first romance ends in disaster, Miss Isabelle Strathmore vows never to fall in love again. She will travel, certainly, and see the world, but it will be a spinster’s life for her. She has learned the most painful lesson of all—that her heart simply cannot be trusted. Gavin Reed, the Earl of Jasper, is unexpectedly charmed by Isabelle. Past encounters have made him wary of taking a chance on love, but by the end of the Grand Tour, he is determined to make Miss Strathmore his wife. But fate has more in store than either of them guesses. Beneath the Mediterranean sun, can Isabelle and Lord Jasper find their happily ever after before disaster strikes? FALLING IN ROME by Jennifer Moore: Chaperoning two young women on their grand tour is the opportunity of a lifetime for Eleanor Doyle. Although she’s an expert in many languages, her gender has made further education impossible. If the tour is successful, the young women’s parents have promised her a position at a university in London. Eleanor hopes to instill her charges with a love of Rome, but not until they meet up with a group of young gentlemen and their fascinating professor, Russell Kendrick, do the young ladies show any interest at all. Attraction blossoms between Eleanor and Ken, but Eleanor’s future depends on maintaining propriety. The headstrong charges have other ideas, and Ken and Eleanor will have to decide which is most important, accolades in the academic world, or being with the one they love. A SECRET ARRANGEMENT by Heather B. Moore: Evelyn Tucker has finally graduated from finishing school, but dreads living with her widowed aunt. On the appointed day, Aunt Margaret comes to collection Evelyn, and Margaret informs her that they’re going on a Grand Tour to spend as much of the estate money they can before a distant cousin inherits all. When Henry Gaiman discovers he’s inherited his distant uncle’s estate, he loathes the thought of returning to England since he’d rather continue with his archaeology dig in Egypt. Return he must, and there, he meets Evelyn, a woman who will change his world in more ways than one.

The Grand Tour

Author : Patricia C. Wrede
ISBN : 9781453254691
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Two young Regency ladies with special powers must save the monarchy: “A satisfying blend of magic, mystery, humor, and romance” (Booklist). Ocean voyages do not agree with wizards, and seasickness during the Channel crossing is the price Cecelia must pay for her budding magical skill. As her nausea ebbs, she is comforted by her new husband, James, and the knowledge that at long last they are on their honeymoon. In their company is Cecelia’s cousin Kate, newly minted as the Marchioness of Schofield, and her husband, Thomas. The shared journey guarantees the two couples a happy start to married life, if they can survive the perils of the Continent. In Calais, a mysterious woman visits Cecelia with a package intended for Thomas’s mother. Inside is an alabaster flask of noble manufacture, one of the royal artifacts that have been vanishing all over Europe as part of a magical plot against the French crown. This is no simple honeymoon: On their tour of Europe, Kate and Cecelia must save the monarchy from an emperor-in-exile named Napoleon. This ebook features illustrated biographies of Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the authors’ personal collections.

Lady Abby S Grand Tour A Regency Romance

Author : Lisa Brooks
ISBN : 1795419660
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How can an eligible young lady in the 1818 season find a suitable husband? Wealthy lady Abigail Westerhall concluded she could not marry until she has seen the world, and so her mother took her on the Grand Tour, first to France where she sees the beauty of the fashion world and her future wedding dress, and then to Italy where she experiences great art and true love. Guillermo is an exotic Venetian nobleman, and she falls head over heels for him. When her mother discovers her scandalous dalliance, she is horrified and forces a move, but Abby outwits her. She leaves a forwarding address to Guillermo, who writes to her and proposes marriage. When she returns to England, he follows her and causes a stir at a ball by publicly declaring his love for her. He has to return to Italy to get his parents' permission and is never heard from again. Abby, humiliated, decides to re-enter the fray in Lon-don, but she no longer has the stomach for it. On her way back home by post coach, she meets another Italian gentle-man bound for France. When she tells him she will only marry the man who can buy her the dress she saw in a shop on the Champs Elysée, he accepts his challenge. Will he rise to the occasion or turn out to be a cad? He is good friends with a well-known cad who is courting Abby's younger sister, so all signs point to disappointment, but they hadn't counted on Abby's perseverance. In the dazzling season in regency England, Abby is one young lady you will never forget!Lady Abby's Grand Tour is a 55,000-word slightly steamy Regency romance story with a happily ever after ending.

Glittering Promises The Grand Tour Series Book 3

Author : Lisa T. Bergren
ISBN : 9781493420650
Genre : Fiction
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For Cora Kensington, the Grand Tour was to be the trip of a lifetime. She discovered the family she never knew she had and may have even found the love she longs for in Will. Yet her life has just become infinitely more challenging . . . Hounded by the stubborn pursuit of Pierre de Richelieu and journalists chasing the beguiling story of the newest American heiress, Cora fights to remain true to her past, reconcile her present, and still embrace her future. But as Will struggles with her newfound wealth, Cora begins to wonder if their love is strong enough to withstand all that threatens to pull them apart. As she glimpses the end of the tour, Cora knows it's time to decide who and what defines her . . . and who and what does not.

The Grand Tour

Author : Mireille Pavane
ISBN : 1393584640
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This is Part Two of a three part series: Lucia and Charley are the products of Old New York's ruling elite. Prestige. Wealth. Tradition. Scandal. No one is immune. Not Charley, reckless, blithe courtier of trouble, heiress to the Montrose fortune, who has been conspicuously absent for over a year without a word of truth or explanation. Nor Lucia, as docile a daughter as any parent could wish for, carrying secrets of her own, slowly awakening to a yearning for things beyond obeisance to the established order, as deeply ingrained as Old New York's fascination for, and fear of, scandal. Sailing into the summer of 1929, on the eve of the Black Tuesday Wall Street Crash and a world on the brink of change, Charley and Lucia must keep their wits sharp about them in the pleasure capitals of the Continent and on the Nile to steer their futures away from peril. There are men and temptations to resist, intrigues and mysteries to untangle, secrets to hide, lies to weave, and jewel thieves to outsmart while, back home in New York and on the Exchange, the world rumbles and thunders ominously by. More hangs in the balance than the frivolities of the Jazz Age, the glitzy parties in London and the lures of Paris, automobile races, leisurely flirtations on the French Riviera, opulent Egyptian nights, and the catching of a brilliant matrimonial prize. This Grand Tour could prove to be the making of two young women, a prelude to freedom and independence, to saving and building an empire... Or perhaps merely an invitation to rebellion, scandal and unmitigated disaster. Running away or running towards? Tick-tock.

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