The French revolution and the British novel in the romantic period

A. D. Cousins (Editor), Dani Napton (Editor), Stephanie Russo (Editor)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages220
ISBN (Print)9781433116391
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameStudies on themes and motifs in literature
PublisherPeter Lang


  • English fiction--18th century--History and criticism--Theory, etc.
  • English fiction--French influences
  • Romanticism--England
  • France--History--Revolution, 1789-1799--Literature and the revolution

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