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Author Little, J. I. (John Irvine), 1947- author.

Title Fashioning the Canadian landscape : essays on travel writing, tourism, and national identity in the pre-automobile era / J.I. Little
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 327 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; 1 "Like a fragment of the old world": The Historical Regression of Quebec City in Travel Narratives and Tourist Guidebooks, 1776-1913; 2 Canadian Pastoral: Promotional Images of British Colonization in Lower Canada's Eastern Townships during the 1830s; 3 West Coast Picturesque: Class, Gender, and Race in a British Colonial Landscape, 1858-1871; 4 Scenic Tourism on a Canadian-American Borderland: Lake Memphremagog's Steamboat Excursions and Resort Hotels, 1850-1900
5 Seeing Elemental Nature: An American Transcendentalist On and Off the Coast of Labrador, 1864-18656 Travels in a Cold and Rugged Land: C.H. Farnham's Quebec Essays in Harper's Magazine, 1883-1889; 7 "A fine, hardy, good-looking race of people": Travel Writers, Tourism Promoters, and the Highland Scots Identity on Cape Breton Island, 1829-1920; 8 Picturing a National Landscape: Images of Nature in Picturesque Canada; 9 Our Lady of the Snows: Rudyard Kipling's Imperialist Vision of Canada; 10 A Country without a Soul: Rupert Brooke's Gothic Vision of Canada; Afterword: An Unknown Country?
Summary In his book Fashioning the Canadian Landscape, J.I. Little examines how Canada, much like the United States, came to be identified with its natural landscape. Little argues that in contrast to America, Canada's image was strongly influenced by the picturesque convention favoured by British travel writers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Travel -- History -- 19th century
Tourism -- Canada -- History -- 19th century
Travelers' writings, British -- History and criticism
Travelers' writings, American -- History and criticism
National characteristics, Canadian -- History -- 19th century
Picturesque, The, in literature.
Landscapes in literature.
TRAVEL -- Canada -- General.
HISTORY / Canada / General
Landscapes in literature.
National characteristics, Canadian.
Picturesque, The, in literature.
Travelers' writings, American.
Travelers' writings, British.
SUBJECT Canada -- In literature
Canada -- Description and travel.
Subject Canada.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781487510428