Sick Heroes: French Society and Literature in the Romantic Age, 1750-1850 (Paperback)

by Allan H. Pasco

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Sick Heroes examines the cultural practices that created those remarkably offensive, though strangely appealing, romantic heroes that appeared in European and especially in French literature in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Romanticism has long been considered a literary movement, but Pasco broadens its scope and suggests that it was a cultural reality born of widespread social factors and sustained by a mass market for novels, poems and plays that popularized attitudes and behaviour.

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Published
01/10/1997

Publisher
University of Exeter Press

ISBN
9780859895507


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