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Writing Home: American Women Abroad, 1830-1920 Mary Suzanne Schriber

Writing Home: American Women Abroad, 1830-1920

Mary Suzanne Schriber

Published August 1st 1997
ISBN : 9780813917795
Paperback
254 pages
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In Writing Home, Mary Suzanne Schriber offers the first comprehensive analysis of the large body of U.S. womens travel literature written between the pre-Civil War years and World War I. Examining almost a centurys worth of published book-lengthMoreIn Writing Home, Mary Suzanne Schriber offers the first comprehensive analysis of the large body of U.S. womens travel literature written between the pre-Civil War years and World War I. Examining almost a centurys worth of published book-length accounts, ranging from the travel diaries of ordinary women to the narratives of Harriet Beecher Stowe and Edith Wharton, Schriber argues persuasively for the importance of gender considerations in the reading of all travel texts. She discusses the differences between mens and womens constructions, in writing, of their experiences abroad - differences that extend beyond more observations to the way each gender is treated in foreign cultures, responds to them, and seizes the occasion of travel and writing to do cultural work.