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The Life and Travels of Xavier Marmier (1808-1892)
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The Life and Travels of Xavier Marmier (1808-1892): Bringing World Literature to France

Wendy S Mercer


This is the first critical biography of Xavier Marmier. The celebrity of Marmier was such that his death made headline news in most major newspapers in France. Marmier earned his reputation by being a traveller, travel writer, translator, literary critic, comparatist, journalist, novelist, poet, lecturer, linguist, ethnologist, social historian, and latterly as an outspoken member of the Académie Française. His work had a great deal of influence, both direct and indirect, on literary and intellectual developments in France, and also had a significant impact in a number of the countries he visi ... More

Keywords: biography, Xavier Marmier, Académie Française, France, comparative literature, travel writing, nineteenth century, literary criticism, foreign literature, cultural history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780197263884
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263884.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wendy S Mercer, author
Senior Lecturer in French, University College London