Through Strangers' Eyes: Fictional Foreigners in Old Regime France (Purdue Studies in Romance Literatures) by Sylvie Romanowski
English |July 30, 2005 | ISBN: 1557534063 | 274 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
In the eighteenth century, a type of novel flourished showing naive outsiders who come to Europe and are amazed at what they see. Foreign travelers first setfoot in Europe in the sixteenth century and are memorably present in Montaigne’s essay Des Cannibales. The genre was made popularin France by Montesquieu’s novel Lettres persanes.