Cultural Encounters: A Broadview Gift Package
  • 9781554022724 / 155402272X

Cultural Encounters: A Broadview Gift Package

  • 9781554022724 / 155402272X

Broadview Gift Packages contain thematically linked editions that are perfect for gift-giving—or for stocking your own library. Broadview staff have drawn together compelling combinations of some of our all-time favourites—and we’ve also included some works that we hope will become treasured new discoveries. They are delivered wrapped in brown paper and tied with twine: an elegant gift for anyone who loves books.

This gift package includes works that record cultural encounters from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries: a selection of beautiful and contextually-rich Broadview Editions.

The package includes four Broadview Editions:

The stories collected in Sui Sin Far’s Mrs. Spring Fragrance present a complex and sympathetic picture of life in American Chinese communities in the early twentieth century. Far’s seemingly simple stories of family life reveal the tensions created by cultural assimilation. Rather than embracing any particular identity, the stories show a cosmopolitan sensibility that embraces “the motley throng of all nationalities” in the streets of San Francisco’s Chinatown.

In 1716, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s husband Edward Montagu was appointed British ambassador to the Sublime Porte of the Ottoman Empire. Montagu accompanied her husband to Turkey and wrote an extraordinary series of letters—The Turkish Embassy Letters—that recorded her experiences as a traveller and her impressions of Ottoman culture and society.

The writer Frances Trollope’s Domestic Manners of the Americans, complemented by Auguste Hervieu’s satiric illustrations, took the transatlantic world by storm in 1832. An unusual combination of realism, visual satire, and novelistic detail, Domestic Manners recounts Trollope’s two years as an Englishwoman living in America.

The story of Marlow travelling upriver in central Africa to find Kurtz, an ivory agent as consumed by the horror of human life as he is by physical illness, has long been considered a classic, and continues to be widely read and studied. The Broadview edition of Heart of Darkness, edited by one of the leading figures in ‘the Conrad controversy,’ includes an introduction and explanatory notes, as well as a fascinating variety of contemporary documents that help to set this extraordinary work in the context of the period from which it emerged.

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Heart of Darkness - Second Edition

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