- Handbook for travellers in Spain (book)
RICHARD FORD (1796-1858) English Traveller in Spain
Richard Ford’s Handbook for Travellers in Spain (1845) marked a defining moment in English travel literature.British tourists were travelling through Europe in increasing numbers and the need for guidebooks was beginning to be supplied by publishers like John Murray.
Ford who had gained tremendous knowledge of Spain by extensive travel on horseback wrote this charming account enlivened by humour and anecdotes.In Ford's obituary in the Times, commonly attributed to Sir W. Stirling Maxwell, " so great a literary achievement had never before been performed under so humble a title."
Ford marked, with
George Borrowthe eccentric English traveller, an interest in Spain that would continue through into the twentieth century on the part of British writers. Gerald Brennan, Norman Lewisand George Orwellwere among the most eminent with Jason Webster, the author of "Duende", "Andalus" & "Guerra" and Chris Stewart the author of "Driving Over Lemons", being contemporary.
*cite book|url=http://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en&id=-gINAAAAYAAJ|title=A Handbook for Travellers in Spain(Part 1)of the 3rd edition|date=1855|publisher=J. Murray|last=Ford|first=Richard Essentially covers the South.
*cite book|url=http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=_xQJAAAAQAAJ|title=A Handbook for Travellers in Spain(Part II) of the 3rd edition|date=1855|publisher=J. Murray|last=Ford|first=Richard Essentially covers the North.
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