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Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France

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ISBN-10: 0226160580

ISBN-13: 9780226160580

Edition: 2012

Authors: Julia V. Douthwaite

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The French Revolution brings to mind violent mobs, the guillotine, and Madame Defarge, but it was also a publishing revolution: more than 1,200 novels were published between 1789 and 1804, when Napoleon declared the Revolution at an end. In this book, Julia V. Douthwaite explores how the works within this enormous corpus announced the new shapes of literature to come and reveals that vestiges of these stories can be found in novels by the likes of Mary Shelley, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Honoré de Balzac, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, and L. Frank Baum. Deploying political history, archival research, and textual analysis with eye-opening results, Douthwaite focuses on five major events between…    
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Book details

List price: $52.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/27/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Julia V. Douthwaite is professor of French at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of Exotic Women: Literary Heroines and Cultural Strategies in Ancien R�gime France.

List of Figures
From Fish Seller to Suffragist: The Women's March on Versailles
The Frankenstein of the French Revolution
The Once and Only Pitiful King
How Literature Ended the Terror
In Guise of a Conclusion
On the Republican Calendar and Dates