Constant: Adolphe: BENJAMIN CONSTANT ADOLPHE by Dennis WoodConstant: Adolphe: BENJAMIN CONSTANT ADOLPHE by Dennis Wood


byDennis WoodEditorJ. P. Stern

Paperback | December 25, 1987

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Dr Wood traces in detail the frequently paradoxical development of themes and situations introduced in the opening chapters and lays stress on the novel's intricate writing. He places the book in its historical, intellectual and biographical context and examines its reception by writers as various as Stendhal, George Eliot, and Tolstoy.
Title:Constant: Adolphe: BENJAMIN CONSTANT ADOLPHEFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.31 inPublished:December 25, 1987Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521316561

ISBN - 13:9780521316569


Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; Chronology; 1. Biographical background; 2. The background of ideas; 3. Adolphe: the narrative and its framework; 4. Adolphe: the art of paradox; 5. Character and circumstance; 6. The portrait of Ellénore; 7. A choice of evils; 8. Adolphe and its readers.