Just as her parents' home had been a magnet for London's cultural elite, her Paris salon became a fashionable intellectual and cultural centre,
Leighton, Angela, and Margaret Reynolds, editors. Victorian Women Poets: An Anthology. Blackwell.
which drew such guests as Ernest Renan
and Hippolyte Adolphe Taine
Intertextuality and Influence
Mary Augusta Ward
Despite her wide reading, excellent education for a woman, and Oxford connections, MAWs' trip to Paris in 1874 opened her eyes intellectually. It brought her into contact with Ernest Renan
, Madame Mohl
, Hippolyte Taine
1863: Hippolyte Adolphe Taine published Histoire...
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Hippolyte Adolphe Taine
published Histoire de la littérature anglaise, in three volumes.