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Constantin Volney


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Constantin Francois de Chasseboeuf comte de Volney : Travels through Syria and Egypt, in the years 1783, 1784, and 1785

Wu notes extracts from vol 1 of Volney, "Travels Through Syria and Egypt", in Dove Cottage MS 28.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Wordsworth Family     Print: BookManuscript: Unknown


Constantin Volney : Les ruines

[Shelley encouraged her to read] 'some key Romantic texts (Coleridge, Scott, Southey, Volney's "Les ruines"), radical politics ("The Rights of Man" and "The Age of Reason") and radical sexual politics (Wollstonecraft's "Vindication of the Rights of Woman" and James Lawrence's anti-marriage utopia, "The Empire of the Nairs").'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Harriet Westbrook      Print: Book


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