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Inheritance in Nineteenth-century French Culture: Wealth, by AndrewJ. Counter PDF

By AndrewJ. Counter

ISBN-10: 1906540756

ISBN-13: 9781906540753

The transmission of wealth among generations was once not just a narrative regular in nineteenth-century France, but additionally a subject of substantial cultural nervousness and extreme political debate. during this examine, Andrew J. Counter attracts on a wealth of formerly unexplored fabric to teach how the topic of inheritance in literature and past bought moral, historic and ideological connotations, and was once very important to nineteenth-century French conceptions of the relatives and of the legacy of the Revolution. Weaving jointly fiction, drama, criminal texts, historiographical notion and political writing, Inheritance in Nineteenth-Century French tradition teases out a posh leitmotiv that provides us a brand new figuring out of 19th- century Frances feel of its personal position in heritage. It additionally proposes cutting edge readings of writers as conventional as Honore de Balzac, George Sand, man de Maupassant and Emile Zola, whereas drawing awareness to a diversity of overlooked authors and works.

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