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The Reception of Eugène Sue in Britain 1838-1860


Berry Palmer Chevasco

Contents: ‘Roi du Roman Feuilleton’: life and works of Eugène Sue – ‘The moral epidemic’: critical response to Sue in the British press 1838-1857 – ‘Mysterymania’: an historical examination of the effect of G.W.M. Reynolds’s The Mysteries of London and Les Mystères de Paris – Response to Sue’s fiction in the papers and works of key Victorian authors, Dickens, Thackeray, Elizabeth Gaskell, Disraeli, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Eliot and Charles Kingsley – ’Social problem novels’ and the poor fallen woman: Sue’s legacy on Victorian English fiction.