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Choose not these Vices

Social Reality in the German Novel 1618-1848

by Alfred Douglas White (Author)
©2005 Monographs 234 Pages

Summary

From the late seventeenth century into the eighteenth, critics and authors in Germany defended the novel: indeed it depicted vice and immorality, but only with the intention of exhorting the reader to avoid such dangers to the soul. This book examines outstanding novels of life from the Thirty Years’ War to the Vormärz, mostly written with this real or apparent moral aim, and evaluates them as documents of social history. The author finds that concepts of truth and plausibility are different in the early modern period. Initial and closing chapters deal with French novels, showing how approaches to society differ across national cultures.

Details

Pages
234
Year
2005
ISBN (Softcover)
9783039103126
Language
English
Tags
Geschichte 1618-1848 LaRoche, Sophie von Goethe, Johann W. von Reuter, Fritz Grimmelshausen, Hans Jakob Christoffel von Gesellschaftsroman Keller, Gottfried Deutsch
Published
Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2005. 234 pp.

Biographical notes

Alfred Douglas White (Author)

The Author: Professor Alfred D. White, M.A., DPhil (Oxon) has lectured in German at Cardiff University since 1966 and is Director of Studies in German there. His previous publications include The One-Eyed Man: Social Reality in the German Novel 1848-1968, in this series, as well as books on Frisch, Brecht and Storm, and articles on expressionist literature and modernism.

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