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British Writers and Paris 1830–1875

Elisabeth Jay


Drawing on a wealth of contemporary sources, this book examines British writers’ engagement with mid-nineteenth-century Paris. This historically grounded account of the ways in which Paris touched the careers and work of both major and minor Victorian writers considers both their actual experiences of an urban environment—distinctively different from anything Britain offered—and the extent to which this became absorbed and expressed within the Victorian imaginary. The first part of this book explores these writers’ reaction to the swiftly changing politics and topography of Paris, before consi ... More

Keywords: British writers, fiction, history, journalism, mid-nineteenth-century Paris, sociability, salons, Thackeray, topography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199655243
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655243.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elisabeth Jay, author
Professor Emerita, Oxford Brookes