Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 October 2012

212 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719085925

Bookseller Code (06)


Narration in nineteenth-century French short fiction

Prosper Mérimée to Marcel Schwob

Peter Cogman

Published by Manchester University Press

Durham Modern Languages Series MUP

  • Focuses on some key stories by major authors of contes and nouvelles from the late 1820s to the 1890s Each chapter looks in some detail at three or four stories, referring briefly to other tales for illustration
  • The underlying point that emerges from this study is that the interest of a tale lies in the telling, not the events
  • The book takes as a starting-point aspects of narrative technique as a way of exploring not just characteristic strategies of short fiction, but also the ends to which they were put: recurrent themes, and the vision of mankind

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