Mutual (In)Comprehensions: France and Britain in the Long Nineteenth Century

Mutual (In)Comprehensions: France and Britain in the Long Nineteenth Century

by Rosemary Mitchell (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9781443847773
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2013
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Rosemary Mitchell is Reader in Victorian Studies and Director of the Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies at Leeds Trinity University, West Yorkshire. She is author of Picturing the Past: English History in Text and Image, 1830-1870 (2000), and has also published articles in Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Clio, and Women's History Review, and has written nearly 150 entries for The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004).

Table of Contents

List of Images viii

Acknowledgements ix

Introduction Rosemary Mitchell Di Drummond Nathan Uglow 1

Part I Through the Looking Glass: Reflections on/of the National "Other"

Chapter 1 Inventing rather than Copying? Gustave Doré's Pilgrimage to London Françoise Baillet 28

Chapter 2 The "Le Play Movement" and the Construction of England's Educational Reputation Juliette Pochat 41

Chapter 3 British Railwaymen in France: The (Incomprehensions of British Railway Builders on France's Early Lines Di Drummond 55

Chapter 4 Continuity in the Land: The French Peasant in English Eyes Karen Sayer 72

Chapter 5 Pierre Loti Lies at the Bottom of Joseph Conrad's Sea of Memories Marialuisa Bignami 90

Chapter 6 "Why All The Little Men in France [are] Soldiers and All The Big Men Postillions": Dickens's Vision of France and the French in Pictures from Italy (1846) Nathalie Vanfasse 104

Chapter 7 Family Values versus the Value of Family: Carlyle's Historical Writing of the 1850s Nathan Uglow 122

Part II Association - Comparison, Conciliation, Collaboration

Chapter 8 Faith and the French: Anglo-Catholicism in the Anglo-French Historical Novels of Charlotte M. Yonge Rosemary Mitchell 150

Chapter 9 Jules Verne and 1857: From French Criticism of British Colonialism to a Franco-British Reconciliation Arkiya Touadi 179

Chapter 10 Dabs on the Canvas/Words on the Page: The Convergence of Paul Cézanne's Painting and Ernest Hemingway's Writing Claire Huguet 192

Chapter 11 Hugo and Dickens: A View of the Changing Conceptions of the Body and Punishment in France and England, c. 1789-1859 Zineb Bouizem 211

Chapter 12 French views of Victorian Architecture in the Mid-Nineteenth Century: César Daly's and Napoléon Didron's Architectural Criticism Odile Boucher-Rivalain 233

Chapter 13 Interactions between the French and the British Geographical Societies at the beginning of the 1870s Isabelle Avila 245

Contributors 266

Index 271

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