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IN CONTEXT

Focus

Transatlantic fiction

Before

1844 In Martin Chuzzlewit, Charles Dickens offers an early piece of transatlantic fiction, set in England and the US.

1875 The Way We Live Now, a satirical novel by English writer Anthony Trollope, follows corrupt European financier Augustus Melmotte and his American investments.

After

1907 American author Edith Wharton’s Madame de Treymes revolves around Americans living in France.

1926 In The Sun Also Rises, American author Ernest Hemingway presents a group of young American and British expatriates in Paris and Spain.

1955 In Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, European Humbert Humbert pursues the young Lolita across ...

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