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Nineteenth Century French Tales (1960) [Anthology]
by Aloysius Bertrand Léon Bloy Petrus Borel Benjamin Constant Erckmann-Chatrian Joseph Arthur Comte de Gobineau Paul de Kock Jules Laforgue Comte de Lautréamont Jules Lemaître Guy de Maupassant Joseph Méry Gérard de Nerval Jules Renard Frédéric Soulié Eugène Sue Auguste Comte de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam Rating: Weighted - 6.7 / Average - 6.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the author):

The present volume...shows non-realistic trends rarely associated with the circumscribing and inadequately termed French clarté. Contrastingly enough, it reveals an imaginative flow that, paralleling realism and naturalism, spreads toward the fantastic and the macabre, toward expressionism and surrealism. Furthermore, these pages endeavor to reflect nineteenth-century popular taste including some best-sellers who today are relegated to mere footnotes if they are indeed mentioned at all.


  • Adolphe by Benjamin Constant
  • Jenny by Paul de Kock
  • The Scientist and the Crocodile by Joseph Méry
  • Physiology of a General Lover by Frédéric Soulié
  • Kernok, the Corsair [excerpt from Plik et Plok] by Eugène Sue
  • Gaspard de la Nuit by Aloysius Bertrand
  • Emile by Gérard de Nerval
  • The Anatomist by Petrus Borel
  • The War with the Turcomans by Joseph Arthur, Comte de Gobineau
  • The Mysterious Sketch by Émile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
  • Vera by Auguste Villiers de l'Isle Adam
  • excerpt from Maldoror by Isidore Ducasse, Comte de Lautréamont
  • Who Knows? by Guy de Maupassant
  • The Party Favor by Léon Bloy
  • Nausicaa by Jules Lemaître
  • Salomé by Jules Laforgue
  • The Dark Lantern by Jules Renard

Original title: Nineteenth Century French Tales
Original languages: French


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Edition #1: Nineteenth Century French Tales

Nineteenth Century French Tales (1960)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Angel Flores
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Nineteenth Century French Tales (1967)

Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Frederick Ungar Publishing
Pages: 421

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