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French novels and the Victorians

Author: Juliette Atkinson
Publisher: Oxford Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press 2017
Series: A British Academy monograph
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1836, John Wilson Croker, having immersed himself in dozens of contemporary French novels, warned his readers that 'she who dares to read a single page of the hundred thousand licentious pages with which the last five years have indundated society, is lost for ever.' It has become common to build an opposition between the attitudes towards fiction held in prudish Victorian England and permissive 19th-century  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Juliette Atkinson
ISBN: 9780197266090 0197266096
OCLC Number: 1002263884
Description: x, 426 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: PART I: DISSEMINATING FRENCH NOVELS; PART II: THE DANGERS OF FRENCH NOVELS; PART III: NATIONAL LITERARY IDENTITIES; CONCLUSION
Series Title: A British Academy monograph
Responsibility: by Juliette Atkinson.

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Despite the warnings of critics and moral leaders, French novels were widespread in Victorian culture. How did Victorian readers gain access to them? How were the novels' supposed immorality debated  Read more...

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