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Title: Travel writing and satire
Author: Sumner, James D.
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London
Date of Award: 2013
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The purpose of my thesis is to explore the hlstory of British travel writing and to consider how the literature of exploration, which initially presented itself as factual, evolved into the fictional use of travel writing. In order to provide a context for travel writing, I will be looking at the work of Porter, Mills, Pratt, Chard, Hulme and Youngs before discussing the Grand Tourist ( 1660-1 837) and the growth of mass touri sm under Thomas Cook. In order to consider early-twentieth-century travel writing in this context of mass touri sm, I propose to engage specifically with Peter Fleming's Brazilian Adventure (1933) and Robert Byron's The Road to Oxiana (1937). Evelyn Waugh, at various times, acted both as a friend and a reviewer to both Byron and Fleming. The thesis will then focus upon Evelyn Waugh's work and look at the differences between his travel writing and the fictional use of travel in his fiction. Waugh's writing style has been important to me in the development of my own.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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