Suggested reading list for ‘The Grand Tour’

Lecture series by Simon Rees

Lecture 1

Horace Walpole Letters (Gutenberg edition online)

Tobias Smollett Travels through France and Italy (1766)

Lawrence Sterne A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy (1768)

Lecture 2

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Canto IV (1818)

Percy Bysshe Shelley, ‘Julian and Maddalo’ (1818-1819) ,‘The Boat on the Serchio’ (1824)

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1818)

John Keats Letters (1848) The last letters refer to his life and illness in Rome.

Lecture 3

Charles Dickens, Pictures from Italy, 1846

Robert Browning ‘Pippa Passes’ (1841), Asolando (1889)

Henry James The Aspern Papers (1888), Italian Hours (1909)

Frederick Rolfe (Baron Corvo) The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole (1934)

E. M. Forster A Room with a View (1908)