By Elizabeth Robins Pennell,Joseph Pennell,Dave Buchanan
The Eighteen Eighties used to be a thrilling time for biking pioneers like Elizabeth and her husband Joseph. As boneshakers and high-wheelers advanced into tandem tricycles and the protection motorbike, biking grew from child’s play and severe activity right into a leisurely and, importantly, literary mode of transportation. The illustrated trip memoirs of “those Pennells” were—and nonetheless are—highly exciting. They helped herald the hot age of rest traveling, whereas playfully hearkening again to recognized literary trips. during this re-creation, Dave Buchanan presents wealthy cultural contexts surrounding the Pennells’ first adventures. those lengthy out-of-print go back and forth memoirs will satisfaction avid cyclists in addition to students of shuttle literature, biking background, women’s writing, Victorian literature, and illustration.
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A Canterbury Pilgrimage / An Italian Pilgrimage (Wayfarer) by Elizabeth Robins Pennell,Joseph Pennell,Dave Buchanan