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Published: 15 January 2009

352 Pages

ISBN: 9780199258581

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Flaubert's Tentation

Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Mary Orr

  • Offers a new and original approach to Flaubert's Temptation but does not assume specialist contextual knowledge or prior knowledge of the text
  • Adopts a methodology based on the idea of geological mapping that is also applicable to other nineteenth-century French and European texts/oeuvres
  • Focuses on the self-evident details (and nineteenth-century contexts) that the wealth of prior erudite criticism has failed to spot--and challenges the received wisdom on Flaubert's Temptation and its "realism"
  • Includes five time-lines as quick references to the histories of religion and science covered by the book