A collection of writings on travels undertaken in the Victorian era. The texts collected in these volumes show how 19th century travel literature served the interests of empire by promoting British political and economic values that translated into manufacturing goods.
Part I Volume 3: India Alexander Burnes, Travels into Bokhara; Being the Account of a Journey from India to Cabool, Tartary, and Persia; Also, Narrative of a Voyage on the Indus, from the Sea to Lahore, with Presents from the King of Great Britain; Performed under the orders of the Supreme Goverment of India, in the Years 1831, 1832, and 1833 (1834); Fanny Parks, Wanderings of a Pilgrim in Search of the Picturesque, During Four-and-Twenty Years in the East; with Revelations of Life in the Zenana (1850); Richard Francis Burton, Scinde; or, the Unhappy Valley (1851); William Henry Sleeman, A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, in 1849-50; by Direction of the Right Hon. the Earl of Dalhousie, Governor-General. With Private Correspondence relative to the Annexation of Oude to British India (1858); [Mrs. G. Harris], A Lady's Diary of the Siege of Lucknow, Written for the Perusal of Friends at Home (1858); R. M. Coopland, A Lady's Escape from Gwalior and Life in the Fort of Agra during the Mutinies of 1857 (1859); William Howard Russell, My Diary in India, in the year 1858-9 (1860); Emily Eden, 'Up the Country': Letters written to her Sister from the Upper Provinces of India (1866); Emily Eden, Letters from India, ed. by her Niece, the Hon. Eleanor Eden (1872); Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, India Under Ripon: A Private Diary (1909)