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Literary landscapes

The rise of the English novel during the 18th century coincided with a growing pride in the landscape of Britain.

As novels portrayed society, so maps and topographical views delineated the grandeur of Nature and the man–made elegance of new urban streets and squares. Town and country often provide the travelling backdrop to novels and poems, sometimes exerting such a strong presence they seem to become players in the plot.

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