First published in 1970, this book provides an introduction to literary realism. After considering what realism is and its philosophical roots, it goes on to examine the emergence of the idea of realism in nineteenth-century France and its gradual spread across the wider republic of letters.
This work will be of interest to those studying nineteenth-century European literature.
General Editor’s Preface; Acknowledgements’ Note and Abbreviations; 1. Introduction 2. Conscientious Realism 3. Conscious Realism 4. Conclusion; Note on Socialist Realism; Bibliography; Index
This set of 37 volumes is a revival of the original Critical Idiom series. First published between 1969 and 1979, the volumes in this series provide concise and accessible introductions to a range of critical terms which are key to the study of literature. This set will be a valuable resource for students working with complex literary terminology.