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Fiscal Fortunes and Cultural Capital in Nineteenth-Century France


Sarah Capitanio, Lisa Downing, Paul Rowe and Nicholas White

Contents: Sarah Capitanio/Lisa Downing/Paul Rowe/Nicholas White: Introduction – Diana Holmes: Novels of adultery: Paul Bourget, Daniel Lesueur and what women read in the 1880s and 1890s – David Baguley: Le Capital de Zola: le fétichisme de la monnaie dans L’Argent – Carmen K. Mayer-Robin: Carcass or currency? Marketing ptomaines in Huysmans’ En rade – Damian Catani: Capitalism reviewed: the perspectives of Villiers, Zola and Mallarmé – Máire Fedelma Cross: To beg, steal or borrow: alternative money schemes in Flora Tristan’s July Monarchy France – Katherine Lunn-Rockliffe: ‘Intérêt et principal’: nineteenth-century borrowings of La Fontaine’s ‘La Cigale et la Fourmi’ – Michael G.Kelly: Mut(e)ability: uniqueness, equivalence, and human agency in Schwob’s Dialogues d’utopie – Fiona Cox: Money and identity in Les Misérables – Allan H. Pasco: The Tangible and the intangible in Balzac’s Le Curé de Tours – Laurence M. Porter: ‘The Great French Novel’: realistic idealism in Les Misérables – Andrew Watts: An exercise in international relations, or the travelling salesman in Touraine: Balzac’s L’Illustre Gaudissart – Marshall C. Olds: Globalisation and ‘la pièce de cent sous’: Balzac’s nation-state – François Kerlouegan: ‘A vendre!’ La Monarchie de Juillet dans les contes de Jules Janin.