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Masterpieces of 19th-Century Fiction

Read 19th-century classics that have passed the test of time: an ageless French novel about great fortunes, great crimes, great love, and lost illusions; an extraordinary English classic by the youngest of a legendary family of literary sisters and considered the most shocking novel them all; a groundbreaking French novel featuring both a woman’s reckless infidelities and her profound existential crisis; a prescient tragicomic Russian masterwork in which a village of radicals, nihilists, and demagogues release political chaos; and a major late-century social novel that considers Victorian marriage, Victorian patriarchy, and the countervailing emergence of “new women.” Readings include Honoré de Balzac, Eugénie Grandet; Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall; Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary; Fyodor Dostoevsky, Demons; and George Gissing, The Odd Women.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Increased cultural literacy
  • Familiarity with 19th-century literature

Ideal for

  • The curious and creative
  • Professionals who use critical thinking
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