A Critical Analysis of De LaFayette's La Princesse de Cleves as a Royal Novel: Kings, Queens and Splendor

Author:   Michael G. Paulson
Publisher:   The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Volume:   v. 13
ISBN:  

9780773497405


Pages:   116
Publication Date:   February 1992
Format:   Hardback
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The present study shows that most of the so-called digressions and marginal historical figures play an integral role in an interpretation of La Princesse . More than mere background, these are examples for the heroine to follow or avoid. The lessons that Diane de Poitiers, Mary Stuart, et al fail to master warn the Princess of the dangers of foolish behaviour. Drawing on the kings and queens we show how the examples play on the heroine's (and perhaps the reader's) mind, first subconsciously, then consciously. The work also speculates through analogy and textual examples on various problems posed by the author/narrator's silences: how long did the heroine live, what is her first name, and how stable is the Valois society. The critical work draws on criticism from various methodologies and attempts to integrate them within the scope of narrative and mythic history.

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Author:   Michael G. Paulson
Publisher:   The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Imprint:   Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Volume:   v. 13
Dimensions:   Width: 16.20cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 24.00cm
ISBN:  

9780773497405


ISBN 10:   0773497404
Pages:   116
Publication Date:   February 1992
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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