Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

The French Revolution and English literature

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Matthew Grenby


Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.


It is widely recognised that the French Revolution had an enormous impact on English literature and that almost all contemporary poets, novelists and playwrights wrote works directly influenced by French principles and by the remarkable events in France. This essay looks in particular at recent studies of those writers of imaginative literature who were excited and attracted by the French Revolution, those who were frightened and appalled by developments in France, and those who initially welcomed the French Revolution but later became its critics.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Grenby MO

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Annales Historiques de la Revolution Francaise

Year: 2005

Issue: 342

Pages: 101-292

Print publication date: 01/01/2005

ISSN (print): 0003-4436

ISSN (electronic): 1952-403X

Publisher: Societe des Etudes Robespierristes