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Savage Reprisals: Bleak House, Madame Bovary, Buddenbrooks
 

Savage Reprisals: Bleak House, Madame Bovary, Buddenbrooks (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

By Gay, Peter

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Historian Peter Gay examines the relationship between fiction and history, and how seriously we can go wrong when we accept fiction as fact. In comprehensive readings of three classic works, he shows how the skilful reader can turn a novel into an aid to truth.

ISBN 9780393325096
Barcode 9780393325096
Published 1 January 1901 by WW Norton & Co
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9780393325096
ISBN-10 0393325091
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Imprint WW Norton & Co
Publication Date 1 January 1901
International Publication Date 1 December 2003
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Gay, Peter
Category Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 180g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Dickens, Charles, Flaubert, Gustave, European fiction - 19th century - History and criticism, European fiction - 20th century - History and criticism, Mann, Thomas
NBS Text Fiction Companions
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 809.3
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

In this highly original book, the renowned cultural historian Peter Gay examines the relationship between fiction and history, and looks at how seriously we can go wrong when we accept fiction as fact. In comprehensive readings of three literary masterpieces-by Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert and Thomas Mann-Gay shows how the skilful reader can meld historical and literary knowledge and turn a novel into an aid to truth.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Gay's message is to proceed with caution in rating 'the reality principle' of these novels, while his imaginative reading enhances our enjoyment. Alex Clark, The Sunday Times Savage Reprisals works beautifully as a series of lectures for the general public. The Times Literary Supplement Savage Reprisals shimmers with urbane understanding and civilised intelligence. The Irish Times

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Author's Bio

Peter Gay (1923-2015) was the author of more than twenty-five books, including the National Book Award winner The Enlightenment, the best-selling Weimar Culture, and the widely translated Freud: A Life for Our Time.

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