The Genevese Background: Studies of Shelley, Francis Danby, Maria Edgeworth, Ruskin, Meredith, and Joseph Conrad in Geneva, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Genevese Background

Studies of Shelley, Francis Danby, Maria Edgeworth, Ruskin, Meredith, and Joseph Conrad in Geneva, 1st Edition

By H. W. Häusermann

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240 pages

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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 This interesting study also includes letters that had previously been unpublished, all of which provide an insightful introduction into the lives of the writers.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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Routledge Library Editions: Romanticism

This set reissues 28 books on Romanticism originally published between 1940 and 2006. Routledge Library Editions: Romanticism provides an outstanding collection of scholarship which explores not only Romantic literature but the Romantic Movement as a whole, including art, philosophy and science.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004120
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh