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Author Samuels, Maurice.

Title The spectacular past : popular history and the novel in nineteenth-century France / Maurice Samuels.

Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xi, 280 pages) : illustrations
Series Book collections on Project MUSE.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Showing the past -- Spectacular histories -- Napoleon takes the stage -- Scott comes to France -- Balzac's spectacular revolution -- Stendhal's historical role -- Conclusion.
Summary Samuels shows how new technologies allowed a cult of the spectacle to pervade the national consciousness of post-Revolutionary France, & argues that the realist fiction of Balzac & Stendhal was a reaction to the spectacular mode of historical representation.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject French fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
History in literature.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781501729836 (electronic bk.)
1501729837 (electronic bk.)
0801442494 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780801442490 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0801489652 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780801489655 (pbk. ; alk. paper)