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Chateaubriand's Les Aventures du dernier Abencérage

Past and Present


Pierre H. Dubé

Most scholarship dealing with the Abencérage, from 1926 until the 1970's, dealt with a detailed investigation of its genesis. As a consequence, very little work was carried out of a thematic, structural or semiotic nature. This study is the first full-length study of the Abencérage in English. The first part constitutes a synthesis and overview of all of the research which has been carried out on the history of the Abencérage, providing a useful context for literary analysis. The second part offers literary interpretations of this beautifully crafted work of fiction.
Contents: The history of the Abencérage, literary interpretations of the Abencérage - Chateaubriand and Nathalie de Noailles.