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Author Datta, Venita, 1961-
Title Heroes and legends of fin-de-siècle France : gender, politics, and national identity / Venita Datta.
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Subject Heroes -- France -- History.
Women heroes -- France -- History.
Nationalism -- France -- History.
Sex role -- France -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 264 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-254) and index.
Contents Introduction: the fin-de-siècle cult of heroes -- 1. Gender, class, and heroism in the Bazar de la Charité fire of 1897 -- 2. Cyrano: a hero for the fin de siècle? -- 3. 'L'appel au soldat': visions of the Napoleonic legend in popular culture -- 4. On the boulevards: representations of Joan of Arc in the popular theater -- 5. Opium, gambling, and the demimondaine: the Ullmo spy case of 1907-1908 -- Conclusion: from one war to the next: the end of heroes?
Summary "In Heroes and Legends of Fin-de-Siècle France Venita Datta examines representations of fictional and real heroes in the boulevard theater and mass press during the fin de siècle (1880-1914), illuminating the role of gender in the construction of national identity during this formative period of French history. The popularity of the heroic cult at this time was in part the result of defeat in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, as well as a reaction to changing gender roles and collective guilt about the egoism and selfishness of modern consumer culture. The author analyzes representations of historical figures in the theater, focusing on Cyrano de Bergerac, Napoleon and Joan of Arc, and examines the press coverage of heroes and anti-heroes in the Bazar de la Charite; fire of 1897 and the Ullmo spy case of 1907"-- Provided by publisher.
"In Heroes and Legends of Fin-de-Sïcle France Venita Datta examines representations of fictional and real heroes in the boulevard theater and mass press during the fin de sïcle (1880-1914), illuminating the role of gender in the construction of national identity during this formative period of French history. The popularity of the heroic cult at this time was in part the result of defeat in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870, as well as a reaction to changing gender roles and collective guilt about the egoism and selfishness of modern consumer culture. The author analyzes representations of historical figures in the theater, focusing on Cyrano de Bergerac, Napoleon, and Joan of Arc, and examines the press coverage of heroes and anti-heroes in the Bazar de la Chariť fire of 1897 and the Ullmo spy case of 1907"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139077606 (electronic bk.)
1139077600 (electronic bk.)
9781139082167 (electronic bk.)
1139082167 (electronic bk.)
9780521195959
0521195950
9780521186520
0521186528
OCLC # 727944773
Additional Format Print version: Datta, Venita, 1961- Heroes and legends of fin-de-siècle France. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011 9780521195959 (DLC) 2010046889 (OCoLC)681536395