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An Excursion from London to Dover

Published 1806
Author Gardiner, Jane
Title An Excursion from London to Dover: Containing Some Account of the Manufactures, Natural and Artificial Curiosities, History and Antiquities of the Towns and Villages. Interspersed with Historical and Biographical Anecdotes, Natural History, Poetical Extracts, and Tales, Particularly Intended for the Amusement and Instruction of Youth. By Jane Gardiner, Elsham Hall, Lincolnshire. In Two Vols.
Publisher’s imprint London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, Paternoster-Row; and J. Harris, Successor to E. Newbery, St. Paul’s Church-Yard. 1806.
Printer’s colophon Dewick and Clarke, Printers, Aldersgate-Street.
Format 12o; 2 vols: pp. xviii. 240(I), [241]-519(II); plates
Sources lst Google; NSTC G166; OCLC 24292778
Copy inspected Bodleian G.A.Kent 8o 759 [vol. 1 only]
  1. Dedicated 'To my pupils'.

  2. Preface to John Evans, The Juvenile Tourist, 3rd edn. (1809), states that Gardiner's book plagiarizes his. Gardiner, for her part, signs her dedication as 'The Editor', but a sample of her opening narration on Kent does demonstrate a reliance on Evans without acknowledgment. Her technique is to expand upon Evans's narration, sometimes by apportioning his words between her own narration and the set speeches uttered by 'companions' (e.g. Mr A. and his daughter Adelina). Another unacknowledged source is Robert Goady's A New Display of the Beauties of England (3rd edn 1776), and there are no doubt others.

  3. For discussion of Jane Arden’s friendship with Mary Wollstonecraft, see Shelley and His Circle 2:936-38.

  4. Full text links: Google vol. 1, vol. 2

Genre Narrative
BTW record no. BTW1151
Region England

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