In a lively chronological narrative, this new guide situates original readings of authors and texts within the literary, historical and socio-cultural contexts of their production and charts the mutations of printing and publishing, the growth of literacy and the changing nature of the reading public. Writers and writings relegated to the margins of the canon are reassessed. New directions in contemporary thought, women's writing and Francophone literature are a feature, together with important concepts of contemporary critical theory.
Acknowledgements - Introduction - PART 1: THE MAKING OF THE MODERN SUBJECT: RENAISSANCE AND REFORM (1500-1600) - Classicism: The Making of the Ancien Regime (1600-1680) - Enlightenment and Revolution (1680-1815) - Notes on Part 1 - PART 2: THE BOURGEOIS CENTURY (1815-1914) - Restoration to Revolution - Reactions to Revolution (1848-1871) - The First Inter-War Years (1871-1914) - Notes on Part 2 - PART 3: A CENTURY OF TRANSFORMATIONS - Changing Language and Changing Worlds - Changing Forms and Subjects - Starting Fresh - Notes on Part 3 - General Bibliography - Index
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