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Longing to Belong

The Parvenu in Nineteenth-Century French and German Literature

  • Authors
  • Sarah¬†Juliette¬†Sasson

Part of the Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters book series (19CMLL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sarah Juliette Sasson
    Pages 1-8
  3. Sarah Juliette Sasson
    Pages 9-38
  4. Sarah Juliette Sasson
    Pages 39-66
  5. Sarah Juliette Sasson
    Pages 67-82
  6. Sarah Juliette Sasson
    Pages 83-99
  7. Sarah Juliette Sasson
    Pages 101-124
  8. Sarah Juliette Sasson
    Pages 125-146
  9. Sarah Juliette Sasson
    Pages 147-150
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 151-210

About this book

Introduction

An emblematic figure of the 'bourgeois century,' the parvenu represents the Other on which a society depends. This drama of exclusion is symptomatic of nineteenth-century society: ambivalent about social mobility, oscillating between a new sense of opportunity for all and a backward-looking retrenchment to rigid social structures.

Keywords

crusades drama English literature fiction French German identity literature metaphor mobility parody poetics social structures society structure

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