James Munson Richard Mullen
The Smell of the Continent
March 01, 2019 Comments.. 576
The Smell of the Continent I remember being much amused last year when landing at Calais wrote Mrs Frances Trollope in her book Paris and the Parisians at the answer made by an old traveller to a novice making his firs

  • Title: The Smell of the Continent
  • Author: James Munson Richard Mullen
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  • Page: 436
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  • I remember being much amused last year, when landing at Calais, wrote Mrs Frances Trollope in her 1835 book, Paris and the Parisians, at the answer made by an old traveller to a novice making his first voyage What a dreadful smell said the uninitiated stranger it is the smell of the continent, sir replied the man of experience And so it was Historians Jame I remember being much amused last year, when landing at Calais, wrote Mrs Frances Trollope in her 1835 book, Paris and the Parisians, at the answer made by an old traveller to a novice making his first voyage What a dreadful smell said the uninitiated stranger it is the smell of the continent, sir replied the man of experience And so it was Historians James Munson and Richard Mullen examine just what it was about the smell of the continent that so attracted British travellers in the hundred years from the fall of Napoleon to the outbreak of the First World War It was the first time in history that the British, en masse, set out to discover Europe Drawing on contemporary accounts, diaries and letters, Munson and Mullen offer a compelling portrait of the Victorians abroad, many of them convinced that their country was not only vastly superior but also the envy of the world From the glowing review coverage Pure charm A.N Wilson, Reader s Digest An entertaining and sometimes surprising, thought provoking history Sunday Times

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