Victorian women writers and the truth of "the other side of Italy"

Capancioni, C. (2014) Victorian women writers and the truth of "the other side of Italy". In: Women, Travel Writing, and Truth. Routledge Research in Travel Writing . Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 109-123. ISBN 9781138023529

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This chapter explores the writing of Victorian women who resided in Italy after its unification, expanding the dimensions of their empirical accounts by combining the real and the ideal, contributing to the creation of an image of Italy as a European nation in formation. Writers, such as Margaret Collier, 'Ouida' (Marie Louise de la Ramée) and Janet Ross, engaged with the political country as well as the aestheticized space, and were concerned with the contemporary historical and social contexts of a country traditionally represented in ideal terms as a space for artistic freedom.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: School of Humanities
Depositing User: Dr Claudia Capancioni
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2016 10:48
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019 14:19

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