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3. The development of mass tourism in the Romantic period is evident from the increasing number of travel guides that appeared in the early part of the nineteenth century. The majority of these travel guides were geared towards a middle-class audience eager to carve out a thorough yet budget-friendly travel experience within the British Isles or Europe. Galagnani’s Traveller’s Guide Through France (London: Whittaker, 1825) is an early example of this developing form. Part of a series of travel guides aimed at a middle-class British audience, the pocket-sized dimensions of the book, helpful translation of French measures and manners, clear itinerary, and pragmatic advice indicates its purpose as a practical reference guide for British tourists abroad.