Atala and René are his two best-known works, reflecting not only his own joys, aspirations, and despair, but the emerging tastes of a new literary era. Atala is the passionate and tragic love story of a young Indian couple wandering in the wilderness, enthralled by the beauties of nature, drawn to a revivified Christianity by its esthetic charm and consoling beneficence, and finally succumbing to the cruelty of fate. Perhaps even more than Werther or Childe Harold, René embodies the romantic hero, and is not wholly foreign to the disorientation of youth today. Solitary, mysterious, ardent, and poetic, he is in open revolt against a society whose values he rejects. Withough question this archetype played a large part in determining the course of French literature up to the 1850's.
Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb is the greatest and most influential of all French autobiographies - an extraordinary, highly entertaining account of a uniquely adventurous and frenzied life. Chateaubriand gives a superb narrative of the major events of his life - which spanned the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Era and the uneasy period that led up to the Revolution of 1830.
Notre travail éditorial vous offre un grand confort de lecture, spécialement développé pour la lecture numérique.
Cet eBook enrichi contient :
- Un sommaire dynamique
- La biographie de François-René de Chateaubriand
- La présentation de l'oeuvre
- Le roman complet
- L'analyse littéraire
Chateaubriand, a prodigious artist with an incomparable style, enjoys the further distinction of having fused in his work the end of one epoch and the beginning of another. It is sometimes forgotten that these epochs are not only French but also European in scope, and their reverberations as expressed by Chateaubriand have affected almost every subsequent writer of importance up to the present. Chateaubriand is often called the father of romanticism. It may be claimed with equal reason that he is the grandfather of the neo-romanticism of our time.
This edition of René contains, as well as a full introduction, notes covering the allusions to place names, events, and personages, and a complete vocabulary.
Chateaubriand (1768-1848), figure de proue du Romantisme français, homme de lettres mais également ministre et ambassadeur, fait partie des figures incontournables du XIXe siècle.
De toutes ses œuvres, qui connurent une indéniable gloire de son temps, la seule à véritablement passer à la postérité fut sa colossale geste autobiographique, Les Mémoires d’outre-tombe. À la fois spectateur et acteur de son temps, dans une prose parfois éblouissante, il brosse à la fois son portrait et celui de son époque. Daniel Mesguich en rend à merveille le phrasé et fait revivre à nos oreilles la quintessence de ce sommet littéraire du XIXe siècle."