ISBN-10: 0814335039

ISBN-13: 9780814335031

well-liked by the worldly aristocracy, overdue seventeenth-century experimental novels just like the Countess de Murat’s Voyage de campagne (A journey to the rustic) have been released in small layout, greatly circulated, and reprinted extra often than the other form of fiction either in France and in another country. Murat’s hybrid paintings, outfitted round a funny body narrative, information a visit to a pristine kingdom property taken by way of seven Parisian aristocrats and comprises interpolated examples of the period’s most well-liked literary forms—including seven ghost tales, seven autobiographical anecdotes, one literary fairy story, one rondeau, gallant poems, love letters, and 11 proverb comedies.

In this translation of a visit to the rustic, editors Perry Gethner and Allison Stedman current the total paintings within the English language for the 1st time. The editors stick with the unique 1699 variation as heavily as attainable to maintain the syntax, observe selection, and different full of life, readable features that have been favored by means of the novel’s first readers. smooth readers will price the editors’ wide footnotes to the textual content that supply extra definitions, old referents, and notes on shape and constitution. an intensive creation through Allison Stedman additionally attracts connections among the overdue seventeenth-century experimental novel and the increase of the literary fairy-tale style in France to supply a invaluable context for college kids and students of the field.

Gethner and Stedman provide an obtainable and informative translation of a visit to the rustic that may attract scholars and lecturers of fairy-tale experiences and people attracted to the heritage of French literature.

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