This book offers a quick overview of the history of France up until 1898. Understanding France's history is instrumental in understanding its literature, particularly in the 19th century when the political turmoil directly shaped the esteemed works. Not only did the politics inspire plots—the change in daily life caused grand changes in culture. What it meant to be French was changing.
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