He had become the dandy of the unpredictable.'
A quest for new sensations, and an avowed desire to shock possessed the Decadent writers of fin-de-siecle Paris. The years 1880-1900 saw an extraord ... 続きを読む
Focuses on texts that concern protagonists whose adventures and conflicts reveal shifts in literary and social practices
Explores the notion of the 'problematic hero'
Introduces a number of maj ... 続きを読む
In 1836, John Wilson Croker, having immersed himself in dozens of contemporary French novels, warned his readers that 'she who dares to read a single page of the hundred thousand licentious pages with ... 続きを読む
In the first half of the nineteenth century most leading French Romantic authors wrote travel books. French Romantic Travel Writing is the first study exclusively devoted to surveying the travelogues ... 続きを読む
Evocative stories from the twenty-two regions of France that will enchant the visitor and armchair traveller alike
Photographs and a map will complement the stories and create a literary tour of ... 続きを読む
Zola's masterpiece of working life, Germinal (1885), exposes the inhuman conditions of miners in northern France in the 1860s. By Zola's death in 1902 it had come to symbolise the call for freedom fr ... 続きを読む
Indiana (1831) is an absorbing and vivid romantic novel, set partly in provincial France, partly in Paris, and partly on a tropical island. It tells the story of a beautiful and innocent young woman, ... 続きを読む
During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, France became famous - notorious even - across Europe for its ambitious attempts to codify and theorise a system of universally valid dramatic 'rules'. ... 続きを読む
Your Jacques is a tasteless mishmash of things that happen, some of them true, others made up, written without style and served up like a dog's breakfast.' Jacques the Fatalist is Diderot's answer to ... 続きを読む