A Nonny Moose (clandestiny) wrote,
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Travelogues written and recorded a comparison

A few days ago, I stumbled upon the free online archives of the Atlantic magazine. Besides the original book reviews of now famous books, what really got me intrigued was that right in the middle of the Civil War (or War Between the States)(or War of Northern Aggression), Nathaniel Hawthorne is sharing his thoughts on his trip to England... just, you know, as some sort of distraction.

And while his views of Victorian Britain in the 1860s is quite enjoyable, a score earlier, Dickens visited American and created his own account of the trip (which, coincidently, is reviewed by the Atlantic).

These two travel books, by two distinguished authors of the time are nice. Even the multiple travel memoirs of Mark Twain are still quite readable today.

Fast forward...

Been watching Stephen Fry's America. It is like watching Dickens book, only modern, but with the same overall commentary, wit, and sarcasm. There is also a book version as well, for those that like to be consistent.
Tags: 1893 nyc, england, ponderings, reviews
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