French Romantic Travel Writing
Chateaubriand to Nerval
C. W. Thompson
Table of Contents
II. The Birth of a Fashion (1): Empire and Exile
III. The Birth of a Fashion (2): High Hopes Restored
IV. From Fashion to Ritual: Itineraries and Incentives
V. The Pleasures and Challenges of Subjectivity: From Dreams, Humour, and Self-Consciousness to Autobiography
VI. Between Dreams, Desires, and Realities (1): Switzerland and the Romantic 'North'
VII. Between Dreams, Desires, and Realities (2): The 'Orient' and Spain Towards the 'Orient'
VIII. Between Dreams, Desires, and Realities (3): The 'Orient' of the Maghreb and the Old Levant
IX. Women Travellers and Autobiography
X. The Wish to Guide and to Inform: The Genre under Pressure
XI. Nature, Science, Vision
XII. Intertextuality and the Quest for Literary Energy
XIII. Avatars to Decadence and Future Directions