The French Revolution and British Raciology

  • Eamon Wright

Abstract

The French Revolution of 1789 is central to the study of British women writers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. At its most exalted level, the French Revolution posed questions about the nature and trajectory of European civilization. This chapter, therefore, explores the ways in which British women writers of the late eighteenth century engaged in literary pursuits during what Marilyn Butler has termed the revolution controversy, which clearly gripped not only Britain but the whole of Europe as well.1

Keywords

Europe Expense Egypt Heroine Metaphor 

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