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Literature, Identity and the English Channel

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Dominic Rainsford
    Pages 1-9
  3. Dominic Rainsford
    Pages 10-45
  4. Dominic Rainsford
    Pages 46-87
  5. Dominic Rainsford
    Pages 88-118
  6. Dominic Rainsford
    Pages 119-154
  7. Dominic Rainsford
    Pages 155-159
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 169-191

About this book


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.


Europe identity Romanticism

About the authors

DOMINIC RAINSFORD is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

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