Les Mystères du peuple d'Eugène Sue : roman et histoire

Abstract : First part : from Martin l'enfant trouvé to Mystères du peuple : presentation of the French political context of the Revolution of February 1848 and of the first months of the Second Republic. Sue's engagement, taking side with the socialist republicans and his participation in the political right, the evolution of his literary output and the perfecting of an original type of novel, the socialist historical novel. Second part : The Mystères du peuple, engagement into the reality of an epoch : the history of the 19th century, its particular status facing the censorship. Sue's documentation collected for the Mystères du peuple, models and bibliography. Sue proceeds with his action towards the public, he chooses his readers and his opponants. The effects of his candidature and his election at the Chamber of deputies upon the evolution of his works. Third part : the original edition of the Mystères du peuple : calendar of the publication, Sue's work on his own text, his publisher's reports. Elaboration of a reflection about the history of the socialist republican idea in France from the Golden Age in the mythical Gaul to the Revolution : mankind and state, liberty and power, importance of instruction, sexuality and reaction, ambition and cupidity. Evolution of the prospects in connection with the contemporary situation. Fourth part : history and ideology : cyclic history, Nation-State-Fatherland, romanticism, christianity and socialism, a work as a whole. Fifth part : diffusion-censorship-posterity : the various issues of the Mystères du peuple, the struggle of the governments against their diffusion, the progressive sinking into oblivion and its causes after the establishment of the Republic in France, a few elements of comparison with the republican histories.
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Bernard Garay. Les Mystères du peuple d'Eugène Sue : roman et histoire. Littératures. Université Nancy 2, 1992. Français. ⟨NNT : 1992NAN21021⟩. ⟨tel-01776766⟩

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