In Paris with Jane Austen.
"Follow Austen's pirated works through Geneva and Paris to discover how her novels were borrowed, smuggled, translated, and printed by Continentals hungry for literature." More scholarly than her book on JA and London, this fascinating study takes us to Paris and Geneva where Austen's work was published in translation soon after its English debut. Quin also explains the world in which these novels were launched. She discusses French women writers of the time, the background of the French Revolution, and religious and political issues that affected Austen's reception. She is able to endearingly condense a few hundred years of history into a single chapter, resulting in an introduction to aspects of French literary and philosophical culture. With beautiful maps by Veronique Yapp, so you can visit sites mentioned in the text on your walking tours. Paper. 2005. NEW. $30.00