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Travelers in Transformation

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE004030/00001

Material Information

Title: Travelers in Transformation Three British Writers and Their Interpretations of France in the Late Eightenth Century
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Trejo, Dana Lynn
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: France
Britain
History
Literature
French Revolution
Travel
Travel Narrative
England
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: France and Britain have been rivals for centuries. The two nations met as enemies in countless wars throughout the medieval and early modern periods, and they faced tensions on religious, political, and social levels. As travel between the countries became increasingly common during the eighteenth century, this animosity came to light in the genre of travel literature. In the second half of the eighteenth century, British ways of thinking about France were changing. This thesis examines how British observers in France changed from primarily using stereotypes, to finding a more comprehensive way of understanding France. This argument is played out in the works of Tobias Smollett, Arthur Young, and Helen Maria Williams. While Smollett harshly judges the French and notes that they are stereotypically barbaric, Young takes a slightly more compassionate view, and Williams finally begins to explore the French on a deeper level. The French Revolution, present in Young�s later writings, and throughout Williams� accounts, is one factor in the shifting British thought. By the end of the eighteenth century, British opinion of France is not necessarily more favorable, but it is more complex.
Statement of Responsibility: by Dana Lynn Trejo
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Harvey, David

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 T7
System ID: NCFE004030:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE004030/00001

Material Information

Title: Travelers in Transformation Three British Writers and Their Interpretations of France in the Late Eightenth Century
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Trejo, Dana Lynn
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: France
Britain
History
Literature
French Revolution
Travel
Travel Narrative
England
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: France and Britain have been rivals for centuries. The two nations met as enemies in countless wars throughout the medieval and early modern periods, and they faced tensions on religious, political, and social levels. As travel between the countries became increasingly common during the eighteenth century, this animosity came to light in the genre of travel literature. In the second half of the eighteenth century, British ways of thinking about France were changing. This thesis examines how British observers in France changed from primarily using stereotypes, to finding a more comprehensive way of understanding France. This argument is played out in the works of Tobias Smollett, Arthur Young, and Helen Maria Williams. While Smollett harshly judges the French and notes that they are stereotypically barbaric, Young takes a slightly more compassionate view, and Williams finally begins to explore the French on a deeper level. The French Revolution, present in Young�s later writings, and throughout Williams� accounts, is one factor in the shifting British thought. By the end of the eighteenth century, British opinion of France is not necessarily more favorable, but it is more complex.
Statement of Responsibility: by Dana Lynn Trejo
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Harvey, David

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 T7
System ID: NCFE004030:00001

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