The Melodramatic Imagination : Balzac, Henry James, Melodrama and the Mode of Excess, Paperback

The Melodramatic Imagination : Balzac, Henry James, Melodrama and the Mode of Excess Paperback

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This text argues that melodrama is a crucial mode of expression in modern literature.

After studying stage melodrama as a dominant popular form in the 1800s, the author looks at Balzac and Henry James, to show how these realist novelists created fiction using rhetoric and excess of melodrama.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 251 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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  • Category: Theatre studies
  • ISBN: 9780300065534

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