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Literature, Identity and the English Channel

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  • Authors
  • Dominic Rainsford

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 169-191

About this book

Introduction

This book concerns the significance of the English Channel in British and French literature from the 1780s onwards: a timely subject given the intense debates in progress about the actual and desired relationships between Britain and mainland Europe. The book addresses contemporary authors who use the Channel as a focus for cultural comment, comparing their approaches to those of earlier writers, from Charlotte Smith and Chateaubriand through Hugo and Dickens to historians and travel writers of the 1950s and 1980s.

Keywords

Europe identity Romanticism

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