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A history of French literature,

Author: Edward Dowden
Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and company, 1897.
Series: Short histories of the literatures of the world.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dowden, Edward, 1843-1913.
History of French literature.
New York, D. Appleton and company, 1897
(OCoLC)647377310
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Dowden
ISBN: 0836966449 9780836966442
OCLC Number: 592981
Description: x, 444 p. 20 cm.
Contents: Book the first---The Middle Ages. Narrative religious poetry--The national epic--The epic of antiquity--Romances of love and courtesy --
Lyrical poetry--Fables, and renard the fox--Fabliaux--The romance of the rose --
Didactic literature--Sermons--History --
Latest Mediaeval poets--The drama --
Book the second---The Sixteenth century. Renaissance and reformation --
From the Pleiade to Montaigne --
Book the third---The Seventeenth century. Literary freedom and literary order --
The French Academy--Philosophy (Descartes)--Religion (Pascal) --
The drama (Montchrestien to Corneille) --
Society and public life in letters --
Boileau and La Fontaine --
Comedy and tragedy--Miliere--Racine --
Bossuet and the preachers--Fenelon --
Transition to the eighteenth century Book the fourth---The Eighteenth century. Memoirs and history--Poetry--The theatre--The novel --
Montesquieu--Vauvenargues--Voltaire --
Diderot and the encyclopaedia--Philosophers, economists, critics--Buffon --
Rousseau--Beaumarchais--Bernardin De Saint-Pierre--Andre Chenier --
Book the fifth---1789-1850. The revolution and the empire--Madame De Stael--Chateaubriand --
The conflict of ideas --
Poetry of the romantic school --
The novel --
History--Literary criticism.
Series Title: Short histories of the literatures of the world.
Responsibility: by Edward Dowden.

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