The French heroic novel, 1630-1660
The thesis is primarily an investigation of the heroic ideal propounded in the novel and the relationship of that ideal to the ideological climate of the period 1630-1660.
I: The heroic novel owes much to the Greek romances, l'Astrée and Amadis de Gaule but offers a different ideal of heroism from them. The Greek romances had depicted essentially passive heroes, l'Astrée the heroism of renunciation and Amadis the heroism of physical...Expand abstract
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- Mark Bannister
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- This thesis was digitised thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky.
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