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 developed into tandem tricycles and the protection motorcycle, biking grew from child’s play and severe game right into a leisurely and, importantly, literary mode of transportation. The illustrated shuttle memoirs of “those Pennells” were—and nonetheless are—highly pleasing. They helped bring in the recent age of relaxation traveling, whereas playfully hearkening again to recognized literary trips. during this re-creation, Dave Buchanan presents wealthy cultural contexts surrounding the Pennells’ first adventures. those lengthy out-of-print go back and forth memoirs will pride avid cyclists in addition to students of trip literature, biking background, women’s writing, Victorian literature, and illustration.
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