French Novels and the Victorians

Author(s): 
Atkinson, Juliette
ISBN: 
9780197266090
Date published: 
April 2017
Hardback
Price: 
£70.00

Despite the warnings of critics and moral leaders, French novels were widespread in Victorian culture. How did Victorian readers gain access to them? How were the novels' supposed immorality debated and challenged? And how far did the influx of French novels raise questions and anxieties about the literary and commercial value of the English novel?