Lake Geneva: a "mirror of feelings".

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Jean Jacques Rousseau's epistolary novel, La Nouvelle Heloise, described Lake Geneva in 1761, as a mirror of feelings. This symbolism was adopted in the 19th century by both travellers and writers; locals, however, were more pragmatic. Until the construction of railway lines, barges with lateen (triangular sails) were...

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