The Genevese Background
Studies of Shelley, Francis Danby, Maria Edgeworth, Ruskin, Meredith, and Joseph Conrad in Geneva
First published in 1952. This title explores the lives of authors during their time in Geneva; including chapters on the Romantic author Mary Shelley, the novelist Joseph Conrad and the critic John Ruskin, amongst many others. This interesting study also includes letters that had previously been unpublished, all of which provide an insightful introduction into the lives of the writers. The Genevese Background will be of interest to students of literature.
Table of Contents
Prefatory Note; 1. Shelley’s House in Geneva 2. A Letter from Shelley to Medwin 3. Francis Danby in Geneva 4. Maria Edgeworth’s Debt to Geneva 5. Ruskin’s Friend and Physician in Geneva: Dr. L. A. Gosse 6. ‘The Tragic Comedians’, by George Meredith 7. Joseph Conrad’s Literary Activity in Geneva; List of Edgeworth Letters; Index
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