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Lethbridge, Robert

Overview
Works: 40 works in 103 publications in 3 languages and 3,851 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  War fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Caricatures and cartoons  Satire 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Opponent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ2504, 843.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Lethbridge
Pierre & Jean by Guy de Maupassant( )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pierre et Jean marked a turning-point in the development of French fiction, situated as it is between traditional social realism and the psychological novel. It is recognized as a classic study of filial jealousy, triggered by one of the two brothers of its title finding himself the sole inheritor of the fortune of his mother's former lover." "Pierre et Jean is set in Le Havre in the 1880s and is notable for its evocation of the Normandy coastline captured by the Impressionists. But Maupassant's achievement is to have woven from this simple plot in a maritime context a brilliantly crafted exploration of the complexities at the heart of family life."--Jacket
Artistic relations : literature and the visual arts in nineteenth-century France( Book )

14 editions published in 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this innovative volume, eighteen leading literary critics and art historians explore the relationship between literature and the visual arts in nineteenth-century France. Analysing contemporary forms of representation from a range of perspectives, they reveal the rich variety of factors that link image and text. Nineteenth-century France offers a particularly fertile range of connexions between verbal and visual practice. From imaginative writers engaging in art-criticism to transpositions d'art between paintings and texts, there is a diversity of intersection which goes well beyond mere affinity or analogy. The volume also clearly acknowledges the importance of setting the relationship between writers and painters against the social fabric of the period: from the economic and institutional structures of artistic production in which they worked, to the wider pictorial culture - including photography and printing - of the century. The book owes its origins to the rapid growth of interest in the inter-disciplinary field of cultural studies, and seeks to provide an authoritative but accessible text for students and teachers. It is organised into thematic sub-sections within which different kinds of problems are examined and challenging methodological examples presented. While contributions have been specially commissioned to provide an overview of the field, the stimulating individual views of their authors make them comprehensible and attractive to non-specialists. The book will take its place as the first major work of synthesis on nineteenth-century French literature and art
Zola and the craft of fiction : (essays in honour of F.W.J. Hemmings)( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bel-Ami by Guy de Maupassant( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maupassant's second novel, Bel-Ami (1885), is the story of a ruthlessly ambitious young man (Georges Duroy, christened "Bel-Ami" by his female admirers) making it to the top in fin-de-siecle Paris. It is a novel about money, sex, and power, set against the background of the politics of the French colonization of North Africa. It explores the dynamics of an urban society uncomfortably close to our own and is a devastating satire of the sleaziness of contemporary journalism. Bel-Ami enjoys the status of an authentic record of the apotheosis of bourgeois capitalism under the Third Republic. But the creative tension between its analysis of modern behavior and its identifiably late nineteenth-century fabric is one of the reasons why Bel-Ami remains one of the finest French novels of its time, as well as being recognized as Maupassant's greatest achievement as a novelist. - Back cover
L'Assommoir by Émile Zola( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The seventh novel in the Rougon-Macquart cycle, L'Assommoir (1877), is the story of a woman's struggle for happiness in working-class Paris. It was a contemporary bestseller, outraged conservative critics, and launched a passionate debate about the legitimate scope of modern literature." "At the centre of the novel stands Gervaise, who starts her own laundry and for a time makes a success of it. But her husband Coupeau squanders her earnings in the Assommoir, the local drinking shop, and gradually the pair sink into poverty and squalor." "L'Assommoir is the most finely crafted of Zola's novels, and this new translation captures not only the brutality but also the pathos of its characters' lives. This book is a powerful indictment of nineteenth-century social conditions, and the Introduction examines its relation to politics and art as well as its explosive effect on the literary scene."--BOOK JACKET
The debacle by Émile Zola( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and French and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La Debacle seeks to explain why the Second Empire ended in a crushing military defeat and revolutionary violence. It focuses on ordinary soldiers, showing their bravery and suffering in the midst of circumstances they cannot control, and includes some of the most powerful descriptions Zola ever wrote. Zola skillfully integrates his narrative of events and the fictional lives of his characters to provide the finest account of this tragic chapter in the history of France."--Jacket
Germinal by Émile Zola( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel's central character is Etienne Lantier, previously seen in L'Assommoir (1877), a young migrant worker who arrives at the forbidding coalmining town of Montsou in the bleak far north of France to earn a living as a miner. Sacked from his previous job on the railways for assaulting a superior - he befriends the veteran miner Maheu, who finds him somewhere to stay and gets him a job pushing the carts down the pit. Etienne is portrayed as a hard-working idealist but also a naïve youth; Zola's genetic theories come into play as Etienne is presumed to have inherited his Macquart ancestors' traits of hotheaded impulsiveness and an addictive personality capable of exploding into rage under the influence of drink or strong passions. -- from http://www.barnesandnoble.com (Jan. 21, 2014)
Restless house by Émile Zola( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pot Luck (1882) is the tenth in Zola's Rougon-Macquart cycle of twenty novels illustrating the influence of environment on characters from all levels of society. Zola's most acerbic fictional satire, the novel is set in a newly constructed apartment block in the Rue de Choiseul in Paris. Seemingly a place of prosperity and harmony, it is riddled with snobbery and hypocrisy. Privilege forms but a thin veneer of respectability between the bourgeois tenants, who live in comfortable, heated apartments, and their servants who live in cold, partitioned cubicles under the roof, and work in the building's filthy kitchens
Maupassant conteur et romancer by Maupassant conteur et romancier( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre et Jean by Guy de Maupassant( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Léon, a deceased family friend, leaves his entire estate to Jean, his brother Pierre suspects--and soon discovers--Jean's birth to be illegitimate. Each son handles the news of his mother's infidelity differently, causing a rift in teh family that may be irreparable
Guy de Maupassant's selected works : a new translation, contexts, criticism by Guy de Maupassant( Book )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guy de Maupassant's Selected Works highlights the essential works of the famed writer in a masterful new translation. The tales are organized along predominant themes from Maupassant's body of work: nineteenth-century French society, the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, and the supernatural. Maupassant skillfully crafts portraits of the daily struggles and unseen superstitions of nineteenth-century France. Readers of this edition will find explanatory footnotes and an introduction by the editor. The text of these twenty-eight stories and two novellas has been newly translated. "Contexts" looks at the many influences in Maupassant's life from politics and social types to women, love and marriage, the supernatural, and pessimism, illness and despair. In this section, readers will be presented with a collection of letters, articles, essays, and prefaces that examine these core themes. "Criticism" provides a comprehensive overview of early and modern commentary on Guy de Maupassant's body of work and the stories in this edition, including nineteenth-century reviews by contemporaires like Henry James and Joseph Conrad and numerous modern critical essays that follow the same thematic approach as the collection. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included."--
Looking at Manet by Émile Zola( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Édouard Manet's early paintings were greeted with outrage and derision in the 1860s, Émile Zola sprang to his defense, initiating a friendship that would last until Manet's death in 1881. Then a young journalist with an eye for controversial causes, Zola was also seeking to launch his own literary career, which would eventually secure for him the reputation as the greatest French novelist of the late nineteenth century. Zola quickly became Manet's staunchest champion, defending the painter in a series of impassioned essays and polemics against the aesthetic tyranny of the Paris Salons and the philistinism of the general public. The first of these was an extended study of Manet that, when it appeared in 1867, staked the initial claim for the painter's modernity; it has come to be regarded as one of the seminal writings on nineteenth-century art. Zola then wrote about his experience of posing for the portrait Manet painted of him. Finally, after the painter's early death at the age of 51, Zola's moving summation of his work and legacy appeared in the catalogue of the memorial exhibition. All are reproduced in this volume, along with an informative introduction by the Zola scholar Robert Lethbridge sketching in the broader cultural and political scene of late nineteenth-century France."--Cover flaps
Pierre et Jean by Guy de Maupassant( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monsieur de Maupassant has never before been so clever.' Henry JamesHenry James's admiration for 'this masterly little novel' has been echoed throughout the twentieth century by readers of Pierre et Jean. It marked a turning-point in the development of French fiction, situated as it is between traditional social realism and the psychological novel. It is recognized as a classic study of filial jealousy, triggered by one of the two brothers of its title finding himself the sole inheritor of the fortune of his mother's former lover. Pierre et Jean is set in Le Havre in the 1880s and is notable fo
Maupassant conteur et romancier : [conference held at Van Mildert College, Durham]( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La debacle - (reissue) by Émile Zola( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Débâcle is the penultimate novel in Zola's great Rougon-Macquart cycle. A stirring account of profound friendship between two soldiers from opposite ends of the class divide during the Franco-Prussian War and the Commune of 1870-1
Guy de Maupassant's selected works by Guy de Maupassant( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Image and icon : reading the visual by Robert Lethbridge( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Table showing the value of tithe rent-charges for 1848, with the property-tax to be deducted therefrom by Robert Lethbridge( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Genesis of Emile Zola's La Curée by Robert Lethbridge( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Artistic relations : literature and the visual arts in nineteenth-century France
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Lethbridge, Robert 1947-

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