Edmund Gosse, Two Visits to Denmark: 1872, 1874

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In the nineteenth century, there were two types of travel writing: one, the impressionistic and subjective description of a foreign country that revealed the personal assumptions and values of the writer and, two, the more practical handbooks published by Murray and Baedeker. Two Visits to Denmark (1911) belongs in the first category, with Gosse transforming his 1872 and 1874 travel diaries into a retrospective account of his experiences as a “youthful investigator” of Danish culture, religion, literature, and politics (20). The book built on Gosse’s reputation as a commentator on Scandinavian affairs, established by journal articles that he republished as Studies in the Literature of Northern Europe (1879), and later revised as Northern Studies (1890). Two Visits appealed to the…

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Citation: Rees, Kathy. "Two Visits to Denmark: 1872, 1874". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 March 2022 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=27915, accessed 08 December 2023.]

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