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The Lure of the North
Author: various

ISBN: 9781782272489
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 22 June 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.1 x 0.8
A nineteenth-century Scandinavian travelogue in three parts.

If you give anything to a Norwegian (old meat tins are always thankfully received), he will give your hand a silent grip more expressive than many words. The Victorian passion for travel reached the far North in the nineteenth century, and many of the intrepid explorers were attracted by 'the advantages of accessibility, freedom, foreign travel, grand scenery, and, last but not least, comparative cheapness'.

'Six in Norway with a Snark', 'Unprotected Females in Norway' and 'Notes on Norway' all give, in their very different ways, a rounded view of the foreign traditions, language and landscapes encountered in the North in the nineteenth century. The Lure of the North is part of 'Found on the Shelves', published with The London Library.

About the Author

On the 24th June, 1840, the celebrated Scottish author, historian, and biographer, Thomas Carlyle, stood up at a meeting in a crowded hall in Covent Garden to proclaim the need for a new lending Libra...

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