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Revue des deux Mondes  
Revue des Deux Mondes - 1829 - tome 1.jpg
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Rev. Deux Mondes
Discipline Literature, history, art and science
Language French
Edited by Société de la Revue des Deux Mondes
Publication details
Publication history
Frequency Monthly
ISSN 0035-1962
OCLC no. 476419311

The Revue des deux Mondes (French: [ʁəvy de dø mɔ̃d], Review of the Two Worlds) is a French-language monthly literary, cultural and current affairs magazine that has been published in Paris since 1829.[1]

According to its website, "it is today the place for debates and dialogues between nations, disciplines and cultures, about the major subjects of our societies". The main shareholder is Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière's FIMALAC Group.


The Revue des deux Mondes was founded by Prosper Mauroy and Pierre de Ségur-Dupeyron, first appearing on 1 August 1829. The anodyne periodical with the subtitle Journal des voyages was purchased by a young printer, Auguste-Jean Auffray, who convinced his college roommate François Buloz to edit it: its original emphasis on travel and foreign affairs soon shifted;[2] according to its website, it was created in order to "establish a cultural, economic and political bridge between France and the United States", the Old World and the New.[lower-alpha 1] It was purchased in 1831 by Charles Buloz, who was its editor until 1877. Another influential editor in its history was Ferdinand Brunetière (after 1893).

Among the early regular contributors who established the review's reputation as an elite liberal vehicle of haute culture were Albert, 4th duc de Broglie, François Guizot, Jacques Nicolas Augustin Thierry, Ludovic Vitet, Paul-François Dubois (fr), the literary critics Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve and Gustave Planche, and Jean-Jacques Ampère.[2][3]

Heinrich Heine first published an essay in three parts in 1834, De l'Allemagne depuis Luther, a history of emancipation in Germany beginning with the Reformation.[4] Stendhal also published his novella Mina de Vinghel in the magazine after the first edition was published.

Chief editors


  1. This bridge may explain Wallace Stevens's reference to the Revue in his poem Colloquy with a Polish Aunt.


  1. de Broglie, Gabriel (1979). Histoire politique de la "Revue des deux mondes." (in French). Paris: Perrin. ISBN 2-262-00147-2.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Guthrie, Christopher E. (January–March 1984). "The "Revue des Deux Mondes" and Imperial Russia, 1855-1917". Cahiers du Monde russe et soviétique. 25 (1): 93–111.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Furman, Nelly (1975). La "Revue des deux mondes" et le Romantisme: (1831-1848) (in French). Geneva: Librairie Droz. ISBN 978-2-600-03541-5.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Goetschel, Willi (28 January 2007). "Zur Geschichte der Religion und Philosophie in Deutschland [On the History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany]" (PDF). The Literary Encyclopedia. University of Toronto.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Further reading

  • Léon Bassard & Pierre Crabitès, "The Centenary of the Revue des Deux Mondes," The Nineteenth Century and After, Vol. CVI, 1929.
  • Gabriel de Broglie, Histoire politique de la Revue des deux Mondes: de 1829 à 1979. Paris: Perrin, 1979.

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