Title: The Lure of the North (The London Library)
Print Length: 96
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
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A nineteenth-century Scandinavian travelogue in three parts, celebrating the 175th anniversary of The London LibraryIf 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 wordsThe 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. The books in this series have been chosen to give a fascinating insight into the treasures that can be found while browsing in The London Library. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, with over 17 miles of shelving and more than a million books, The London Library has become an unrivalled archive of the modes, manners and thoughts of each generation which has helped to form it.