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Aesthetics of fraudulence in nineteenth-century France : frauds, hoaxes, and counterfeits

Author: Scott Dominic Carpenter
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyzes multiple manifestations of the false in 19th century France. Focusing particularly on the aesthetics of fraudulence in works by Merimee, Balzac, Baudelaire, Vidocq, Sand, and others, this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Carpenter, Scott, 1958-
Aesthetics of fraudulence in nineteenth-century France.
Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009
(DLC) 2009008899
(OCoLC)314378439
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Dominic Carpenter
ISBN: 9780754696315 0754696316 075466807X 9780754668077
OCLC Number: 461265318
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 190 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contents: Introduction: caveat lector; Violent hoaxes: Merimee and the booby-trapped text; Political prostheses and imperial imposters; The ghosts of kings; Balzac's skillful disguise; Vidocq and the image of the counterfeit; False genders: Sand's Gabriel; Baudelaire and the originality of the copy; National effigies and counterfeits: Baudelaire's Pauvre Belgique!; Conclusions: futures of the false; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Scott Carpenter.

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