Juvenile Travellers

The book Juvenile Travellers; Containing the Remarks of a Family using a Tour through the Principle States and Kingdoms of Europe with an account of the Inhabitants, Natural Productions and Curiosities was first published in 1801. It was Priscilla’s most popular book and can be seen as a critical mid-point in her writing of what came before and what would come later.

From her previous works such as Mental Improvement she uses a family of characters in this case the Seymour family. The book is set in the present day and the basis of the book is the family’s tour through Europe as a way of teaching children about other countries.

To achieve that Priscilla takes her characters on interesting and often exciting adventures. She introduces non-family characters and uses scenarios that physically separate characters and require them to write letters to each other describing their experience.

Along with the interesting text Juvenile Travellers is the first of Priscilla’s book to include a folded map and other features such as lists of the places visited.

Digital copy of the nineteenth edition of Juvenile Travellers

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