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Fr5 Revolutions in Writing, 1700-1900

Introductory Material
Burgwinkle, William, Nicholas Hammond and Emma Wilson (eds), The Cambridge
History of French Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011). Pp. **
Chapters
Hollier, Denis (ed.), A New History of French Literature (Cambridge Mass: Harvard
University Press, 1989)
Kay, Sarah, Cave, Terence & Bowie, Malcolm, A Short History of French Literature
(Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003-06)
Journal Articles
Eighteenth-Century Fiction
P700.c.739 (North Wing, Floor 2 or, for latest edition, pigeon hole: W. 977)
Eighteenth-Century Studies
P700.c.373 (North Wing, Floor 2)
Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century (SVEC), Voltaire Foundation, Oxford
735:07 c.1.2-.(North Wing, Floor 3)

Secondary Material
*Beaumarchais, Pierre-Augustin Caron de, Le barbier de Sville, Le mariage de
Figaro, La mre coupable
Biography:
Beaumarchais, Jean-Pierre, Beaumarchais: Le voltigeur des Lumires (Paris: Gallimard,
1996)
Lever, Maurice, Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (Paris: Fayard, 1999-2004) (3
vols)

Morton, Brian N. and Donald C. Spinelli, Beaumarchais: a Bibliography (Ann Arbor:


Olivia Hill Press, 1988)
Pomeau, Ren, Beaumarchais ou la bizarre destine (Paris: PUF, 1977)
Individual Plays:
Dunkley, John, Beaumarchais: Le Barbier de Seville (London: Grant and Cutler, 1991)
Niklaus, Robert, Beaumarchais: Le mariage de Figaro (London: Grant and Cutler, 1983)
Pugh, A.R., Beaumarchais: Le mariage de Figaro: An interpretation (London:
Macmillan, 1970)
Francis, R.A., Figaro in changing times: Beaumarchais La mre coupable, British
journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 18, no.1 (1995), 19-31.
Runte, Roseann, Beaumarchaiss La mre coupable, Kentucky Romance Quarterly, 29,
no. 2 (1982) 181-9
General Studies:
Conesa, Gabriel, La trilogie de Beaumarchais (Paris: PUF, 1985)
Delon, Michel, Beaumarchais et lautre rvolution, Europe, 528 (April, 1973), 79-88.
*Diderot, Denis, Le neveu de Rameau, Le supplment au voyage de Bougainville
Individual Works:
Adert, Laurent, Lor est tout: la reprsentation de largent dans Le neveu de Rameau, in
Etre riche su sicle de Voltaire (Geneva: Droz, 1996), pp. 297-310
Albertan-Coppola, Sylviane, Rira bien qui rira le dernier, Autour du Neveu de Rameau
de Diderot (Paris: Champion, 1991)
Benrekassa, G., Dit et non-dit idologique: propos du Supplment au voyage de
Bougainville, Dix-huitime sicle 5, 1975
Jimack, Peter, Supplment au voyage de Bougainville (London: Grant & Cutler, 1988)
Saint-Amand, Pierre, Vagabondage sur Diderot: propos du Neveu de Rameau, Stanford
French Review 1993 (no17 (1)), pp. 95-108

General Studies:
Anderson, Wylda, Diderots Dream (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1990)
Bremner, Geoffrey, Order & Chance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983)
Brewer, Daniel, The Discourse of Enlightenment (Cambridge: Cambridge University
Press, 1993)
Furbank, P.N., Diderot: A critical biography (London: Secker & Warburg, 1992)
Strugnell, Anthony, Diderots Politics (The Hague, 1983)
*Prvost, abb, Manon Lescaut
Albertane Coppola, Sylviane, Abb Prvost: Manon Lescaut (Paris: PUF, 1995)
Coleman, Patrick, Reparative Realism: Mourning & Modernity on the French Novel,
1730-1830 (Geneva: Droz, 1998)
Dmoris, Ren, Le silence de Manon (Paris: PUF, 1995)
Francis, R.A., The abb Prvosts First-Person Narrators (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation,
1993)
Segal, Naomi, The Unintended Reader: Feminism and Manon Lescaut (Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 1986)
Thommeret, Loic, La mmoire cratrice: essai sur lcriture de soi au XVIIIme sicle
(Paris: LHarmattan, 2006)
*Voltaire, Franois-Marie Arouet de, Zadig, Micromgas, Candide, LIngnu
The Contes:
Braun, Theodore, 'Voltaire and his contes: a review essay on interpretations offered by
Roy S. Wolper, Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth century, 212 (1982), 312-18
Gilot, Michel, 'Fonctions de la parole dans Candide' Littratures, 9-10 (1984), 91-97
Howells, Robin, Disabled Powers: A Reading of Voltaire's Contes (Amsterdam, 1993)
Kavanagh, Thomas, The Shadows of Chance (Chicago?, 1992)

Murray, Geoffrey, Voltaire's Candide: The Protean Gardener, 1755-1762, (Geneva,


1970)
Pearson, Roger, The Fables of Reason: A Study of Voltaire's Contes philosophiques
(Oxford, 1993)
Starobinski, Jean, Le remde dans le mal: Critique et lgitimation de l'artifice l'poque
des Lumires (Paris, 1989)
Biography:
Besterman, Theodore, Voltaire (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1976)
Goldzink, Jean, Voltaire: La lgende de saint Arouet (Paris, 1989)
Pearson, Roger, Voltaire Almighty (London: Bloomsbury, 2005)
Pomeau, Ren et al eds, Voltaire en son temps, 4 vols (Oxford, 1985-94)
General, critical studies:
Barthes, Roland, Le dernier des crivains heureux', Essais critiques (Paris, 1964)
Gossman, Lionel 'Voltaire's Heavenly City', Eighteenth-century Studies, 3 (Fall 1967),
67-82
Gay, Peter, Voltaire's Politics: The Poet as Realist (Princeton, 1959) [still of interest]
Kolving, Ulla and Mervaud, Christiane, eds Voltaire et ses combats (Oxford, 1997) 2
vols
Menant, Sylvain, L'esthtique de Voltaire (Paris: SEDES, 1995)
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