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Diehards and Innovators

The French Romantic Struggle: 1800-1830


Paul T. Comeau

Contents: This book reveals the search for the nature of French nineteenth-century romanticism, studies the theoretical pronouncements, foreign influences and works before 1830 and provides a detailed account of the intense debates and literary activity and their interplay with Restoration politics up to the romantic victory in 1830.
Its unique appeal stems from extensive use of material from leading periodicals of the period for a detailed account of the progress of romanticism from its early manifestations to its triumph.