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French Novels and the Victorians

Juliette Atkinson


It has become common to build an opposition between prudish Victorian England and permissive nineteenth-century France. The lack of a full-length study of nineteenth-century Anglo-French literary relations means that both English reserve and French license have been greatly exaggerated, as French writers frequently met with far greater support in England than at home. French Novels and the Victorians aims to shed new light on these relations by exploring the enormous impact of French fiction on the Victorian reading public. The work considers the many different ties built between the two count ... More

Keywords: French, novels, immorality, Victorian, dissemination, censorship, competition, translation, readers, influence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266090
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266090.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Juliette Atkinson, author
Lecturer in English, UCL

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