Ian Morrison (Independent Scholar - Europe)
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Chateaubriand had two parallel careers, being both a prolific writer and, at times, an active participant in public life. As a literary author, he was celebrated initially for


(1801) and


(1802) and, as a religious apologist, for his

Génie du christianismeou Beautés de la Religion chrétienne

[The Genius of Christianity or Beauties of the Christian Religion] (1802). Thanks to his

Mémoires d’outre-tombe

[Memoirs from beyond the Grave], compiled intermittently from 1803 to 1846, he is a noted memorialist. In the related genre of the travelogue, he published for example an

Itinéraire de Paris à Jérusalem

[From Paris to Jerusalem] (1811). On political questions, he produced press articles and pamphlets, e. g.

De la Monarchie selon la Charte

[The Monarchy according to the…

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Citation: Morrison, Ian. "Chateaubriand". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 December 2023 [, accessed 24 April 2024.]

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