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Balzac and the French Revolution

1st Edition

By Ronnie Butler


280 pages

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First published in 1983. Balzac’s novels are one of the largest and most important sources for the history of post-revolutionary France, but they have scarcely been tapped as they should be. Approaching the subject from the perspective of a literary, the author shows in detail how specific historical circumstances and movement are reflected in t

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Foreword; Part One: Republic and Empire. Revolution and Counter-revolution; Introduction 1. ‘Les Acquéreurs de biens nationaux’ 2. The Emigrés 3. Napoleon and the Revolution; Part Two: The Restoration; 4. The First Restoration and the Hundred Days 5. The Aristocratic Comeback 6. The Bourgeoisie of the Restoration; Part Three: The July Monarchy; 7. The July Revolution 8. ‘Les Notables’ 9. The Economic Expansion 10. The 1848 Expansion 11. Conclusion; Bibliography; Index

About the Author

Ronnie Butler

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

This set of 42 volumes, originally published between 1965 and 2009, are authored by renowned international scholars in the field of nineteenth century literature. They explore a variety of authors such as Dickens, Hardy, Brontë, Austen, Gaskell, Zola, Meredith, Eliot, Gissing, Hawthorne, James and Wharton. The titles also examine a wide range of themes including gender, class, religion, politics, philosophy and music.

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