Delicacy

Delicacy Author David Foenkinos
ISBN-10 9781408830055
Release 2011-12-06
Pages 256
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He was passing by, she kissed him without thinking. Now she wonders whether she did the right thing. But Natalie isn't certain of anything anymore. One minute she was a happily married young woman, successful in her career, and convinced the future was full of promise. But when her husband was run over by a car, her whole world was turned upside down. Years later, still bruised with grief but desperate to move on with her life, she impulsively kisses her colleague Markus. For Natalie, the kiss is just a gratuitous act. For the awkward, unassuming Markus, it is the moment at which he falls hopelessly, helplessly in love. But how will he ever convince such a beautiful, intelligent but confused young woman that he is the man who can bring her back to life?



Delicacy by David Foenkinos Book Analysis

Delicacy by David Foenkinos  Book Analysis Author Bright Summaries,
ISBN-10 9782806288004
Release 2016-11-09
Pages 40
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Delicacy with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Delicacy by David Foenkinos, the moving and beautifully written story of a young woman who battles through her grief and learns that it is possible to move on, and that external appearances are not always the most important thing. The work has received no fewer than ten prestigious literary awards and has been adapted by the author himself into a highly popular film starring Audrey Tatou. Foenkinos is a multi-talented, award-winning writer who skilfully demonstrates his gentle and humorous writing style with this stunning novel. Find out everything you need to know about Delicacy in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: A complete plot summary Character studies Key themes and symbols Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!



The Oxford History of the Novel in English

The Oxford History of the Novel in English Author Peter Garside
ISBN-10 9780199574803
Release 2015-02-05
Pages 624
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Provides full and unprecedented coverage of a conventionally neglected period in the history of the novel, in particular taking advantage of recent major advances in scholarly bibliography and editing. Considers major figures such as Smollett, Sterne, Austen, and Scott, in a broad historical context, leading to new interpretation and insights. Also freshly tracks the emergence of a number of key subgenres, such as the Jacobin novel; Gothic and Sentimental fiction,and the National Tale, while examining relatively neglected fields such magazine fiction, children's literature, and the shorter tale. As a whole, maps the growing importance of the novel as anational cultural institution, at a time when Britain became a major exporter of fiction worldwide. The volume assembles leading specialists in the field, originating from Britain and Ireland, North America, Australasia, and continental Europe.



Eighteenth Century Sensibility and the Novel

Eighteenth Century Sensibility and the Novel Author Ann Jessie van Sant
ISBN-10 0521604583
Release 2004-05-20
Pages 143
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This study of sensibility in the eighteenth-century English novel discusses literary representations of suffering and responses to it in the social and scientific context of the period. The reader of novels shares with more scientific observers the activity of gazing on suffering, leading Ann Van Sant to explore the coincidence between the rhetoric of pathos and scientific presentation as they were applied to repentant prostitutes and children of the vagrant and criminal poor. The book goes on to explore the novel's location of psychological responses to suffering in physical forms. Van Sant invokes eighteenth-century debates about the relative status of sight and touch in epistemology and psychology, as a context for discussing the 'man of feeling' (notably in Sterne's A Sentimental Journey) - a spectator who registers his sensibility by physical means.



Nathalie k sst

Nathalie k  sst Author David Foenkinos
ISBN-10 9783406635861
Release 2012-03-09
Pages 239
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Nathalie und François sind ein Paar wie aus dem Märchenbuch, mit Feingefühl und Geschmack. Doch eines Tages kommt François nicht vom Joggen zurück, eine Blumenhändlerin überfährt ihn. Die schöne Nathalie muss fortan allein durchs Leben gehen, sich der Neugier der Kollegen und der Avancen ihres Chefs Charles in der schwedischen Firma, in der sie als leitende Angestellte arbeitsbesessen über der Akte 114 brütet, erwehren. Als der unscheinbare Quotenschwede Markus ihr Büro betritt, packt sie ihn unvermittelt und küsst ihn. Markus, konsterniert, geht aufs Ganze, eine Liebesgeschichte beginnt, wie sie purer, zärtlicher und empfindsamer nicht sein kann. Während in der Firma die Gerüchteküche brodelt und Charles zu brutalen Maßnahmen greift, begeben sich Nathalie und Markus auf die Flucht in den Garten der Großmutter, zurück zu den Ursprüngen von Kindheit und der gemeinsamen Lieblingssüßigkeit PEZ, und lassen sich von der Liebe überraschen. Voller Anspielungen mit hohem Wiedererkennungswert für eingefleischte Foenkinos-Fans schreibt Foenkinos hier seine bisher schönste Liebesgeschichte.



Nation and Novel

Nation and Novel Author Patrick Parrinder
ISBN-10 9780199264858
Release 2008
Pages 502
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Patrick Parrinder's new history of the English novel from its beginnings to the present day traces the form's distinctive and often subversive reflection of national identity across the centuries. From the early stories of rogues and criminals to present-day novels of immigration, fiction has played a major part in defining our ideas of England and Englishness. Nation and Novel provides both a comprehensive survey and also a new interpretation of theimportance of the English novel.



A Companion to the Eighteenth Century English Novel and Culture

A Companion to the Eighteenth Century English Novel and Culture Author Paula R. Backscheider
ISBN-10 9781405192453
Release 2009-10-19
Pages 556
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A Companion to the Eighteenth-century Novel furnishes readers with a sophisticated vision of the eighteenth-century novel in its political, aesthetic, and moral contexts. An up-to-date resource for the study of the eighteenth-century novel Furnishes readers with a sophisticated vision of the eighteenth-century novel in its political, aesthetic, and moral context Foregrounds those topics of most historical and political relevance to the twenty-first century Explores formative influences on the eighteenth-century novel, its engagement with the major issues and philosophies of the period, and its lasting legacy Covers both traditional themes, such as narrative authority and print culture, and cutting-edge topics, such as globalization, nationhood, technology, and science Considers both canonical and non-canonical literature



Novel Minds

Novel Minds Author Rebecca Tierney-Hynes
ISBN-10 9780230369375
Release 2012-07-24
Pages 223
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In this lively and original book, eighteenth-century philosophy is called to account for what it owes to the early novel. Through the figure of the romance reader, the author tells a new story of eighteenth-century reading. The impressionable mind and mutable identity of the romance reader haunt the background of eighteenth-century definitions of the self, and the seductions of fiction insist on making their appearance in philosophy. Through discussions of Locke, Behn, Shaftesbury, Hume, and Richardson, this book traces the idea of romance as, in the process of engendering resistance, it comes nonetheless to define the empiricist mind as the reading mind.



The English Novel 1700 1740

The English Novel  1700 1740 Author Robert Ignatius Letellier
ISBN-10 0313317461
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 625
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The English novel written between 1700 and 1740 remains a comparatively neglected area. In addition to Daniel Defoe, whose Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders are landmarks in the history of English fiction, many other authors were at work. This bibliography provides a listing of novels and critical materials pertinent to them. It additionally includes entries for bibliographies, anthologies, and studies that illuminate the cultural, political, and historical background of the period. Entries include annotations, and the volume is fully indexed.



The English Novel Vol I

The English Novel  Vol I Author Richard W. F. Kroll
ISBN-10 9781317896005
Release 2014-07-21
Pages 320
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The English Novel, Volume I:1700 to Fielding collects a series of previously-published essays on the early eighteenth-century novel in a single volume, reflecting the proliferation of theoretical approaches since the 1970s. The novel has been the object of some of the most exciting and important critical speculations, and the eighteenth-century novel has been at the centre of new approaches both to the novel and to the period between 1700 and 1750. Richard Kroll's introduction seeks to frame the contributions by reference to the most significant critical discussions. These include: the question of whether and how we can talk about the 'rise' of the novel; the vexed question of what might constitute a novel; the relationship between the novel and possibly competing genres such as history or the romance; the relationship between early male writers like Defoe and popular novels by women in the early eighteenth century; the general ideological role played by novels relative to eighteenth-century culture (are they means of ideological conscription or liberation?); poststructuralist analyses of identity and gender; and the emergence of sentimental and domestic codes after Richardson. Since the modern European novel is often thought to have been formed in this period, these debates have clear implications for students of the novel in general as well as for those interested in the early enlightenment. Headnotes place each essay within the map of these wider concerns, and the volume offers a useful further reading list. Taken as a whole, this collection encapsulates the state of criticism at the present moment.



The Novel and the Obscene

The Novel and the Obscene Author Florence Dore
ISBN-10 0804751870
Release 2005
Pages 167
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The Novel and the Obscene challenges our vision of early twentieth-century America as sexually progressive by identifying a resonant silence at the heart of the modernist American novel—a narrative mode that renders censorship symbolic at the very moment of its legal demise.



The Columbia History of the British Novel

The Columbia History of the British Novel Author John Richetti
ISBN-10 0585041539
Release 2005-01-22
Pages 1064
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Jane Austen and the Didactic Novel

Jane Austen and the Didactic Novel Author Jan Fergus
ISBN-10 9781349061006
Release 1983-06-18
Pages 162
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Jane Austen and the Didactic Novel has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Jane Austen and the Didactic Novel also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Jane Austen and the Didactic Novel book for free.



Women in the English Novel 1800 1900

Women in the English Novel  1800 1900 Author Merryn Williams
ISBN-10 9781349081844
Release 1985-06-18
Pages 201
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Women in the English Novel 1800 1900 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Women in the English Novel 1800 1900 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Women in the English Novel 1800 1900 book for free.



The English Novel in History 1700 1780

The English Novel in History  1700 1780 Author John J. Richetti
ISBN-10 0415009502
Release 1999
Pages 290
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The English Novel in History 1700-1780 provides students with specific contexts for the early novel in response to a new understanding of eigtheenth-century Britain. It traces the social and moral representations of the period in extended readings of the major novelists, as well as evaluatiing the importance of lesser known ones. John Richetti traces the shifting subject matter of the novel, discussing: * scandalous and amatory fictions * criminal narratives of the early part of the century * the more disciplined, realistic, and didactic strain that appears in the 1740's and 1750's * novels promoting new ideas about the nature of domestic life * novels by women and how they relate to the shift of subject matter This original and useful book revises traditional literary history by considering novels from those years in the context of the transformation of Britain in the eighteenth century.



The English Novel in History 1700 1780

The English Novel in History 1700 1780 Author John Richetti
ISBN-10 9781134656424
Release 2003-09-02
Pages 304
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The English Novel in History 1700-1780 provides students with specific contexts for the early novel in response to a new understanding of eigtheenth-century Britain. It traces the social and moral representations of the period in extended readings of the major novelists, as well as evaluatiing the importance of lesser known ones. John Richetti traces the shifting subject matter of the novel, discussing: * scandalous and amatory fictions * criminal narratives of the early part of the century * the more disciplined, realistic, and didactic strain that appears in the 1740's and 1750's * novels promoting new ideas about the nature of domestic life * novels by women and how they relate to the shift of subject matter This original and useful book revises traditional literary history by considering novels from those years in the context of the transformation of Britain in the eighteenth century.



The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth Century Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth Century Novel Author John Richetti
ISBN-10 9781139825047
Release 1996-09-05
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In the past twenty years our understanding of the novel's emergence in eighteenth-century Britain has drastically changed. Drawing on new research in social and political history, the twelve contributors to this Companion challenge and refine the traditional view of the novel's origins and purposes. In various ways each seeks to show that the novel is not defined primarily by its realism of representation, but by the new ideological and cultural functions it serves in the emerging modern world of print culture. Sentimental and Gothic fiction and fiction by women are discussed, alongside detailed readings of work by Defoe, Swift, Richardson, Henry Fielding, Sterne, Smollett, and Burney. This multifaceted picture of the novel in its formative decades provides a comprehensive and indispensable guide for students of the eighteenth-century British novel, and its place within the culture of its time.