The threatened paternity described in Victor Hugo's novels entails not only historical and psychoanalytical but also artistic significations, due to their evocation of a surrogate father who becomes a figure for the novelist, replacing the biologi
George Sand's Jeanne, long considered as a stepping stone to her more successful rustic novels, inaugurates the thematics of the Sandian pastoral whose end is to define woman anew from a matriarchal perspective, moving her from the fringe to the c
The predictions of La Chartreuse de Parme are not simply evidence of a residual romance structure, or romantic aspects of Stendhal's writing, but signal a major shift in conceptions of history and historical discourse in the aftermath of Waterloo.
Vigny, que préoccupe les questions génériques, hésite, en 1832-1833, entre la rédaction d'un nouveau roman historique, qui ferait suite à Cinq-Mars, et celle d'une nouvelle "consultation", qui s'inscrirait dans le prolongement de Stello.
This study emphasizes the importance of the Société des Gens des Lettres's Acte Notarié d'Association, a document that has received no critical attention so far, even though it reveals the names of the SDGL's founding members.
Charles Nodier, perhaps more than any other nineteenth-century writer, was haunted by the Terror. Thérèse Aubert, a short story published in 1814, at first seems an incisive critique of the excesses of 1793 and a turn away from the political.