From the end of the eighteenth century, Norway became an increasingly popular destination for British travellers in search of alternatives to the more well-trodden paths and thus an equally popular setting of travel accounts and fiction in British literature. The three examples exhibited here are representative of this trend: the renowned publication Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (1796) by Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797); the illustrated book Scandinavian Sketches, or, A Tour in Norway (1835) by William Henry Breton who travelled to Scandinavian in 1834; the children’s story ‘Arthur Ridley; or, Voyage to Norway’ first published by Agnes Strickland (1796-1874) in 1826 as part of her collection of children’s stories entitled The Rival Crusoes. Strickland never vised Norway.
Two of these resources are fully available on Google Books:
Wollstonecraft’s Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark
Strickland’s The Rival Crusoes
Location: UCL Special Collections, Scandinavian Rare Books Collection