Atala and Rene by Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand
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Atala and Rene

by Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand
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"Atala", published in 1801, tells the tragic tale of the eponymous heroine, the mixed-race Christian daughter of a Native American chief, who saves the captured Chactas and tragically falls in love with him. "Rene", published the following year, is the seminal portrait of the sensitive and world-weary young Romantic hero who attempts to flee civilization and pursue a life in the wilderness of Louisiana. Referred to by their author as his 'passionate twins' and intended to provide an illustration of the original, primitive virtues of Christianity, the two novellas were hugely successful in their time, thanks to their vivid depictions of exotic locations and their attunement to the emotional sensitivities of the age. Even more significantly, they helped shape European Romantic archetypes which would bear resonance throughout the nineteenth century and profoundly mark its literature and art in general.
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About this Edition

Language

English

Publish Date

Jul 1, 2010

Format

Paperback

Number of Pages

120

ISBN

9781847491541

ISBN-13

9781847491541