Victor Hugo et la Grande-Bretagne. Actes du deuxieme colloque Vinaver, Manchester 1985 (Hardback)
In 1985, a conference entitled "Comment n'aimerais-je pas l'Angleterre! " Victor Hugo et la Grande-Bretagne was organised in Manchester to celebrate the Victor Hugo centenary, as the second in a series of Vinaver Colloquia. The papers presented at it and published here explore many aspects of Victor Hugo's relationship with England (and vice-versa). A number of previously unpublished documents are included in this volume, which makes it vital reading not only for Victor Hugo specialists but also for the study of cultural communication between England and France in the nineteenth century, and especially for questions of reception and translation. A bibliography of English translations of Hugo's works (1825-1885) rounds off the volume. Papers in French are summarised in English and vice versa.