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History of a Six Weeks' Tour

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History of a Six Weeks' Tour by Percy Bysshe Shelley is a fascinating and insightful account of a journey taken by the author and his wife, Mary Shelley, through various parts of Europe. The book provides a unique and personal perspective on the places the Shelleys visited, as well as the people they encountered along the way.

Shelley's descriptive writing style brings each destination to life, allowing the reader to visualize the landscapes, architecture, and culture of each location. The book also delves into the Shelleys' personal experiences and interactions, providing a glimpse into their thoughts and emotions as they navigate through unfamiliar territories.

Overall, History of a Six Weeks' Tour is a captivating read that offers a glimpse into the life and travels of one of the most famous literary couples in history. Shelley's eloquent prose and keen observations make this a must-read for anyone interested in travel literature or the lives of the Romantic poets.

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Full titled History of a Six Weeks' Tour through a part of France, Switzerland, Germany, and Holland; with Letters Descriptive of a Sail Round the Lake of Geneva and of the Glaciers of Chamouni, this small journal was a travel narrative kept by the English Romantic authors Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley. They describe two trips, both taken by Mary, Percy, and Mary's stepsister, Claire Clairmont: one across Europe in 1814, and one to Lake Geneva in 1816. Divided into three sections, the text consists of a journal, four letters, and Percy Shelley's poem "Mont Blanc". Apart from the poem, the text was primarily written and organized by Mary Shelley. - Summary by 1817

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