Savage Reprisals: Bleak House, Madame Bovary, Buddenbrooks

By: Peter Gay

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Focusing on three literary classics - Charles Dickens's Bleak House (1853); Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary (1857); and Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks (1901) - Peter Gay, a cultural historian, demonstrates that there is more than one way to read a novel. Typically readers believe that fiction, especially those that dominated the Western culture of the 19th century, is based on historical truth. Gay uses his examples to show that novels take their own path to reality. He discovers, by exploring their world, craftsmanship and their minds, that all three novelist share one overriding quality - a resentment and rage against the society that sustains the novel itself.

Title: Savage Reprisals: Bleak House, Madame Bovary, Buddenbrooks

Author Name: Peter Gay

Categories: Used: Essays/Literary Criticism,

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc: June 2002

ISBN Number: 0393051188

ISBN Number 13: 9780393051186

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - VeryGood

Seller ID: 131074