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The Extraordinary Voyage in French Literature Before 1700 #2020

The Extraordinary Voyage in French Literature Before From the INTRODUCTION Definition The term Extraordinary Voyage is used in the present study to designate a novel of the following type A fictitious narrative purporting to be the veritable account o

  • Title: The Extraordinary Voyage in French Literature Before 1700
  • Author: Geoffroy Atkinson
  • ISBN: 9781542331104
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Extraordinary Voyage in French Literature Before 1700 By Geoffroy Atkinson, From the INTRODUCTION 1 Definition The term Extraordinary Voyage is used in the present study to designate a novel of the following type A fictitious narrative purporting to be the veritable account of a real voyage made by one or Europeans to an existent but little known country or to several such countries together with a description of the happy condition ofFrom the INTRODUCTION 1 Definition The term Extraordinary Voyage is used in the present study to designate a novel of the following type A fictitious narrative purporting to be the veritable account of a real voyage made by one or Europeans to an existent but little known country or to several such countries together with a description of the happy condition of society there found, and a supplementary account of the travelers return to Europe By the terms of this definition the Extraordinary Voyage is an imaginary one But even within the restrictions of a limited literary period, it would be futile to attempt to cover intensively so broad and varied a field as that of Imaginary Voyages in general It is necessary to exclude from consideration accounts of travel by land only, of travel in familiar European countries, of voyages to other planets, of voyages made in dreams, by witchcraft, by charms, or other supernatural means As the Extraordinary Voyage is an imaginary one a novel the term will not include accounts of voyages actually made, although these accounts may contain many or all of the characteristics of the Extraordinary Voyage barring that of a voyage made in the imagination rather than in reality The term Extraordinary Voyage is then merely a label, convenient for purposes of classification It implies, not of itself, but because it has been so defined here, the limitations which have been arbitrarily assigned to it It is perhaps unfortunate that the terminology of literary history does not furnish a word which would imply the limitations above defined The fact remains that there is no fitting term at present in use, so that limitation by definition becomes necessary The reason for choosing the word extraordinary rather than any other is that the title Voyages extraordinaires has already been applied to this category by M Gustave Lanson in designating the group of novels whose treatment is undertaken here.1 The main distinction between the Extraordinary Voyage as a type, and for example the Utopia of More or the Voyages of Cyrano de Bergerac, lies in the realistic treatment of the Extraordinary Voyage The same distinction is found between the Extraordinary Voyage and the political satire of anagram names, or between the Extraordinary Voyage and the affected voyages in the lands of Love so common in the 17th century in France It is precisely by the authenticated realism of their setting that the Extraordinary Voyage carried weight as works of religious, social, or political criticism.

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