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French novels and the Victorians

Author: Juliette Atkinson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
Series: British Academy monograph.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Atkinson, Juliette.
French novels and the Victorians.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017
(OCoLC)969982226
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Juliette Atkinson
ISBN: 9780197266090 0197266096 9780191860003 019186000X
OCLC Number: 1021183261
Notes: Published for the british academy.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 426 pages) : illustrations
Contents: PART I: DISSEMINATING FRENCH NOVELS; PART II: THE DANGERS OF FRENCH NOVELS; PART III: NATIONAL LITERARY IDENTITIES; CONCLUSION
Series Title: 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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This book serves as a welcome antidote to the much-rehearsed cliche of a monolithic Victorian readership univocally castigating the wicked fiction of their nearest continental neighbours * Elisabeth Read more...

 
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