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The misfit of the family : Balzac and the social forms of sexuality

Author: Michael Lucey
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2003.
Series: Series Q.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In more than ninety novels and novellas, Honore de Balzac (1799-1850) created a universe teeming with over two thousand characters. This book reveals how Balzac, in imagining the dense, vividly  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lucey, Michael, 1960-
Misfit of the family.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)606989183
Named Person: Honoré de Balzac; Honoré de Balzac; Honoré de Balzac
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lucey
ISBN: 082233156X 9780822331568 0822331934 9780822331933
OCLC Number: 51544192
Description: xxx, 308 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Balzac and Alternative Families --
Legal Melancholy: Balzac's Eugenie Grandet and the Napoleonic Code --
On Not Getting Married in a Balzac Novel --
Interlude: Balzac and Same-Sex Relations in the 1830s --
Balzac's Queer Cousins and Their Friends --
The Shadow Economy of Queer Social Capital: Lucien de Rubempre and Vautrin --
Epilogue: Vautrin's Progeny.
Series Title: Series Q.
Responsibility: Michael Lucey.

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