Notable Or Notorious? / Edition 1

Notable Or Notorious? / Edition 1

by Gordon Wright
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Notable Or Notorious? / Edition 1

This book, save for one chapter, is not concerned with artists. It is concerned with men and women who achieved a degree of prominence or notoriety in the Paris of their day, but whose reputations have been dimmed by time. While they are not 'world-historical' figures in the Hegelian sense, each one seems to me to reflect some aspect of society and attitudes of nineteenth-century Parisians. Indeed, they may be even more representative of their times than are certified geniuses, those whose stature makes them exceptional rather than typical.

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ISBN-13: 9780674627437
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 03/01/1901
Edition description: 1st Harvard University Press paperback e
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 0.34(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents



1. Delphine Gay de Girardin, Princess of the Salons (1804-1855)

2. Eugène Sue, Master of the Serial Thriller (1804-1857)

3. Allan Kardec, Apostle of Spiritism (1804-1869)

4. Clémence Royer, Polymath Out of Season (1830-1902)

5. Juliette Adam, Egeria of the Republic (1836-1936)

6. Marquis de Morès, Adventurer in Four Worlds (1858-1896)

7. Diana Vaughan, Satanist and Saint (Léo Taxil, 1854-1907)

8. Ernest Constans, Political Buccaneer (1833-1913)

9. Théophile Steinlen, Artist for the Masses (1859-1923)

10. Charles Péguy, Ambiguous Icon (1873-1914)



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