La Peau de chagrin is structured initially around the fundamental antinomy of possession and contemplation, of action and thought – represented by the magic skin itself – and is apparently resolved in dialectical fashion.
Eugene Fromentin's Dominque is an anti-Romantic work that none the less has many Romantic aspects. It uses first-person narration, its subject is illicit passion, and an aura of fatality is at times present.
Edmond Rostand's undisputed chef d'œuvre Cyrano de Bergerac, is usually and justifiably termed a neo-romantic play: a return to the dauntless, poetic, and somewhat bombastic vein of Hugo's Hernani and its contemporaries.
The final version of Hérodiade, upon which Mallarmé was working at the time of his death in 1898, replaces the well-known Ouverture Ancienne with a "Prélude" that focuses upon the presence of the recently decapitated John the Ba
Octave de Malivert, the Romantically despondent and rebellious protagonist of Stendhal’s first novel, Armance (1827), has obvious affinities with the heroes of Byron’s Romantic verse tales but exhibits more numerous, more profound affinities with