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A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain

A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain

Inbunden bok The Folio Society. First Folio edition uppl. 2006. 524 sidor.

Nyskick. Skyddsomslag i nyskick. A Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain Daniel Defoe Observera att denna bok är på engelska. Please note that this book is in English. The book is a hardcover with slipcase. It is new, unread and in perfect condition. First Folio edition. Published by The Folio Society in 2006. Edited by P. N. Furbank, W. R. Owens and A. J. Coulson. Superb illustrations in colour and black & white from contemporary engravings. Green cloth boards with gilt map, green buckram spine. Pictorial paper covered slipcase. With paintings, maps, prints and documents Britain in the early eighteenth century: an introduction that is both informative and imaginative, reliable and entertaining. To the tradition of travel writing Daniel Defoe brings a lifetime's experience as a businessman, soldier, economic journalist and spy, and his Tour (1724-6) is an invaluable source of social and economic history. But this book is far more than a beautifully written guide to Britain just before the industrial revolution, for Defoe possessed a wild, inventive streak that endows his work with astonishing energy and tension, and the Tour is his deeply imaginative response to a brave new economic world. By employing his skills as a chronicler, a polemicist and a creative writer keenly sensitive to the depredations of time, Defoe more than achieves his aim of rendering 'the present state' of Britain. Beautifully crafted, imaginative editions of the world’s great works of fiction and non-fiction, Folio Society books offer a rich literary experience to readers of all ages. The books selected for publication are timeless – they will be enjoyed and appreciated now and in the future. Because each book is considered as an individual object of value in its own right, there is a variety to our aesthetic – the only uniformity is in the quality of every single book. Format: 27x20x5 cm, 524 pages.

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