A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution

A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution

by Robert Darnton


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195144512
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/01/2018
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 1,255,178
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Robert Darnton is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and University Librarian, Emeritu of Harvard University, and is the author of The Great Cat Massacre and others. His website offers a digital tour of the research that went into the making of this book.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Before Balzac
1. Our man on Mission
2. The View from the Home Office
3. Smuggling: Pontarlier
4. Sizing up Shops: Lons-le-Saunier
5. Selling Books, Collecting Bills: Bourg-en-Bresse
6. Entrepreneurs and Buccaneers: Lyon
7. Domestic Contraband: Lyon
8. The Trade in Trading: Avignon
9. The Struggle for Survival in the South: Nîmes, Montpellier, Marseille
10. Hard Scrabble in the Southwest: Pézénas to Poitiers
11. Peddling and the Capillary System: Loudun
12. Upmarket and Downmarket in France's Homeland: Saumur to Dijon
13. An Ultimate Example: Besançon
14. The End of the Line: An Overview of the Demand for Literature
15. Lived Literature

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