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Clara's Grand Tour : travels with a rhinoceros in eighteenth-century Europe

Clara's Grand Tour : travels with a rhinoceros in eighteenth-century Europe

Author: Glynis Ridley
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Description
Clara was fond of beer, tobacco and oranges. Six feet tall and12 feet around the middle, she weighed three tons: an unlikely candidate for stardom
Reviews
"'The enchanting story of a rhinoceros taken on a tour of eighteenth-century Europe... Entertaining.' John Mullan, Guardian 'A jewel of a story' New Scientist; 'Wonderful' Conde Nast Traveller; 'Clara's Grand Tour is a little book with big ideas. A beautifully produced volume... Glynis Ridley approaches her whimsical subject matter with wit, affection and enjoyment, but this is also a serious work that sheds interesting light on a number of cultural and historical ideas.' Samuel Blake, Times Literary Supplement; 'Glynis Ridley's perfectly turned-out book... doesn't deal in questions, offering only an open invitation to watch, wonder and admire... No so much a biography as a jewel box of glimpses into the eighteenth-century mindset...Beautifully told.' Scotsman"
Author description
Glynis Ridley was a lecturer in eighteenth-century studies at Queen's University, Belfast. She now lives in Kentucky.
Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781843541479
  • : atlboo
  • : atlboo
  • : July 2005
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 176
  • : pl
  • : Glynis Ridley
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 940.253