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FT-55804-08
Selected and Annotated Edition of the German Diaries of George and Anna Ticknor
Thomas Adam, University of Texas, Arlington

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Two Boston Brahmins in Goethe's Germany (The Travel Journals of Anna and George Ticknor) (Book)
Title: Two Boston Brahmins in Goethe's Germany (The Travel Journals of Anna and George Ticknor)
Editor: Thomas Adam and Gisela Mettele
Abstract: This volume includes the travel logs of Anna and George Ticknow from two journeys to the German Confederation from 1815 to 1817 and from 1835 to 1836. As members of an exclusive social class, the Ticknors enjoyed the privilege of traeling and living for an extended period in the German-speaking world, which conferred much-sought cultural and social distinction on them in Boston. A valuable primary source for American and German historians alike, these journals offer insight into the constructionof American identities, as well as outside perspectives on German society, culture, and politics in the Age of Goethe. Simultaneously and independ-ently composed by husband and wife, these journals are the only known case of parallel male and female travel writing, thus affording a unique opportunity to explore gender as a factor in shaping their perceptions.
Year: 2009
Publisher: Lexington Books
Type: Other


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