Elizabeth Robins Pennell : Critical Essays, Hardback Book

Elizabeth Robins Pennell : Critical Essays Hardback

Edited by Dave Buchanan, Kimberly Morse-Jones

Part of the Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture series


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An edited collection of interdisciplinary essays on the work of Elizabeth Robins Pennell, the American-born, London-based journalist, author, and aesthete who published (or co-published) over twenty books and a thousand periodical articles between the early 1880s and 1930.

Pennell was a pioneer in the emerging field of cycle-touring literature, an important voice in late Victorian art criticism, an authority on James McNeill Whistler, a highly original food writer, and an accomplished biographer.

This collection of essays, the first of its kind on Pennell, feature contributions from critics of English literature, art history, food writing, and American Studies.

The volume furthers the rediscovery of a forgotten but significant voice in late Victorian letters and makes possible a new wave of Pennell scholarship.