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The origins of Ouida’s Pascarèl (1873): the combination novel, myths of the female artist and the commerce of art

The origins of Ouida’s Pascarèl (1873): the combination novel, myths of the female artist and the commerce of art

King, Andrew ORCID: 0000-0003-2348-4231 (2009) The origins of Ouida’s Pascarèl (1873): the combination novel, myths of the female artist and the commerce of art. In: Curreli, Mario, Barbuni, Mara and Marucci, Franco, (eds.) Anglistica Pisana. Edizioni ETS, Pisa, Italy, pp. 77-85. ISBN 9788846725967

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Abstract

The article traces the literary origins of the first novel that the Victorian popular writer Ouida (Marie Louise Rame) wrote on her move to Italy in 1871. I show how *Pascarel*, a novel much praised throughout the later nineteenth century for its lyrical descriptions of Italy, has its literary roots in two French works famous for their depictions of women artists, George Sand's *Consuelo* and Madamde de Stael's *Corinne*. The novel regenders these models to fit with 1860s ideas about revolutionary Italy. This regendering of sources combined with a previously unknown publication avenue (the Italian nationalist periodical the *Nuova Antologia*) generated a novel that politicises and masculinises the aesthetic for Italian nationalist ends.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] Part One. Ouida Issue. Ouida in Exile: The Stubborn Pilgrim. Papers from the International Conference. Bagni di Lucca 30-31 August 2008. [2] ISSN: 1827-4951
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ouida, Pascarel, George Sand, de Stael, Nuova Antologia, Italy, Risorgimento, gender, masculinity, tourism
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:20
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8288

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