This book is a major reassessment of the French Revolution's impact on the English novel of the Romantic period. Focusing particularly - but by no means exclusively - on women writers of the time, it explores the enthusiasm, wariness, or hostility with which the Revolution was interpreted and represented for then-contemporary readers. A team of international scholars study how English Romantic novelists sought to guide the British response to an event that seemed likely to turn the world upside down.
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||220|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Name||Studies on themes and motifs in literature|
- English fiction--18th century--History and criticism--Theory, etc.
- English fiction--French influences
- France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799--Literature and the revolution