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Published: 18 February 2016

342 Pages | 24 black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780199655243

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Chapter 1

British Writers and Paris: 1830-1875

Elisabeth Jay

  • Tells a much-neglected story of British writers' engagement with Paris
  • Challenges standard accounts which emphasize Germany as the chief intellectual influence
  • Uses a very wide range of literary sources to reveal a hitherto unexplored world of piece-work and business skulduggery
  • Helps the reader to appreciate the rapidity of change over the middle decades of the century. Fascinating for anyone who loves Paris
  • Demonstrates the cosmopolitan nature of contemporary European print culture, and reveals British fiction's frequent dependence on French literary sources