(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

David Livingstone's missionary travels in Britain and America : exploring the wider circulation of a Victorian travel narrative

published at : Livingstone studies : Bicentenary essays

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. Geography, Royal Holloway, Univ. London, Egham, ROYAUME-UNI


First published in London in 1857 by Murray, Livingstone's Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa was the bestselling travel narrative in nineteenth-century Britain. The remarkable commercial success it enjoyed helps to explain the significant scholarly attention it has attracted to date. The paper extends the critical focus, demonstrating that the remarkable appetite for knowledge of Livingstone and his travels at this time gave rise to a set of alternative accounts. While these publications have not yet received significant scholarly attention, the paper reveals that both Livingstone and his publisher had real concerns about their potential to undermine the authorised volume.


Thematical fascicle

published at : Scottish geographical journal / ISSN 1751-665X

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1999)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 129, no 3-4 [pp. 1-16]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.




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