By Elizabeth Robins Pennell,Joseph Pennell,Dave Buchanan
The Eighties was once an exciting time for biking pioneers like Elizabeth and her husband Joseph. As boneshakers and high-wheelers advanced into tandem tricycles and the protection motorcycle, biking grew from child’s play and severe activity right into a leisurely and, importantly, literary mode of transportation. The illustrated commute memoirs of “those Pennells” were—and nonetheless are—highly interesting. They helped herald the recent age of relaxation traveling, whereas playfully hearkening again to well-known literary trips. during this new version, Dave Buchanan presents wealthy cultural contexts surrounding the Pennells’ first adventures. those lengthy out-of-print trip memoirs will satisfaction avid cyclists in addition to students of go back and forth literature, biking background, women’s writing, Victorian literature, and illustration.
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