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Title: A literary history of France. Volume V The nineteenth and twentieth centuries 1870-1940
Description: Ernest Benn & Barnes & Noble, London & New York, 1967. First edition, Original Cloth. Fine/very good. 315 pages. Former owner's name on front free endpaper. Dustjacket. Light wear to spine, covers & corners. Dustjacket (price-clipped) slightly worn & somewhat faded along spine. A Literary History of France General Editor: P. E. CHARVET Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge Volume Five The Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries (1870-1940) By P. E. CHARVET In this five-volume work, the first of its kind in English, French literature is presented against the broad sweep of French history. The authors have been well aware of the difficulties attendant upon so vast an enterprise. Their hope is that it may give to all readers of French literature a coherent background against which particular periods or writers may be studied in depth. After the disaster of 1870 France under the Third Republic is engaged on political and material reconstruction, and a great period of colonial expansion is about to begin. Apart from the bitter controversy of the Dreyfus case, up to 1914 France is vigorous and confident. The vitality of French literature flows on as freely as ever: Naturalists, Symbolists, Decadents and others continue the tradition of writers grouping and regrouping in the search for literature’s ultimate truths. Although 1918 ushers in years of political decline, some of the writers who then come into prominence must surely be regarded as among the most significant in the whole of French literature. Mr Charvet completes his history proper at the débâcle of 1940, but his concluding chapter gives a survey of later trends and writers.? P.E. CHARVET was born in the Isle of Wight in 1903. On coming down from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, in 1926 he taught for a year at Rugby before returning to his old college as a Fellow. Thereafter he became University Lecturer in French, a post he held until he retired from active teaching in 1964. Although he numbers editions of The Life of Mme Curie, of Renan’s La Réforme Intellectuelle et Morale, and of André Chamson’s L'Auberge de l'Abîme among his previous published works, together with a highly thought-of contribution on France to Ernest Benn’s Nations of the Modern World Series, Mr Charvet’s primary interest has always been the teaching of French, in which he has achieved acknowledged eminence. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: Literary History & Criticism; French History & Topography; Modern & Contemporary History (1789-); Modern & Contemporary History (1789-); Social & Cultural History. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0019053.

Keywords: BZDB273 CHARVET LITERARY HISTORY FRANCE VOLUME V 19TH 20TH CENTURIES 1870 1940 Literary History & Criticism; French History & Topography; Modern & Contemporary History (1789-); Modern & Contemporary History (1789-); Social & Cultural History. A literary

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