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Working Bibliography — The History of Beauty & the Beast: A Biography

(updated December 2018)

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Aldis, Janet. Madame Geoffrin: her Salon and her Times 1750-1777. Methuen & Co., 1905.

Armstrong, Nancy. Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel. Oxford UP, 1987.

Ayres-Bennett, Wendy. “Women and Grammar in Seventeenth-century France.” Seventeenth-Century French Studies 12 (1990), 5-25.

Backer, Dorothy Anne Liot. Precious Women. Basic Books, 1974.

Barber, Elinor G. The Bourgeoisie in 18th Century France. Princeton UP, 1973.

Barthes, Roland. “Death of the Author.” Image / Music / Text. Translated by Stephen Heath, Hill and Wang, 1977.

Baasner, Frank. “The Changing Meaning of ‘Sensibilité’: 1654 till 1704.” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 15 (1986), 77-96.

Beasley, Jerry C. Novels of the 1740s. University of Georgia Press, 1982.

Bernier, Olivier. Pleasure and Privilege. Life in France, Naples and America, 1770-1790. Doubleday, 1981.

Black, Scott. Of Essays and Reading in Early Modern Britain. Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

Bloch, Jean H. “Knowledge as a Source of Virtue: Changes and Contrasts in Ideas Concerning the Education of Boys and Girls in Eighteenth-Century France.” British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 8.1 (1985), 83-92.

Blum, Stella, editor. Eighteenth-Century French Fashion Plates in Full Color: 64 Engravings from the “Galerie des Modes,” 1778-1787. Dover Publications, Inc., 1982.

Boer, Joséphine de. “Men’s Literary Circles in Paris, 1610-1660.” Publications of the Modern Language Association of America 53 (1938), 730-780.

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Bostic, Heidi. The Fiction of Enlightenment: Women of Reason in the French Eighteenth Century. University of Delaware Press, 2010.

Boyd, Diane E., and Marta Kvande, editors. Everyday Revolutions: Eighteenth-Century Women Transforming Public and Private. University of Delaware Press, 2008.

Burke, Peter. The Art of Conversation. Polity Press, 1993.

Case, Alison A. Plotting Women: Gender and Narration in the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Novel. University Press of Virginia, 1999.

Chapco, Ellen J. “Women at Court in Seventeenth-Century France: Madame de la Fayette and the Concept of Honnêteté.” Proceedings of the 11th Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History (1984), 122-129.

Chartier, Roger. “From Texts to Manners. A Concept and Its Books: Civilité between Aristocratic Distinction and Popular Appropriation.” The Cultural Uses of Print in Early Modern France. Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane. Princeton UP, 1987.

Chrisman-Campbell, Kimberly. Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. Yale UP, 2015.

Clergue, Helen. The Salon. A Study of French Society and Personalities in the Eighteen Century (1907). Burt Franklin, 1971.

Cohan, Steven, and Linda M. Shires. Telling Stories: A Theoretical Analysis of Narrative Fiction. Routledge, 1988.

Cohn, Dorrit. Transparent Minds: Narrative Modes for Presenting Consciousness in Fiction. Princeton UP, 1978.

Cooley, Elizabeth. "Revolutionizing Biography: Orlando, Roger Fry, and the Tradition." South Atlantic Review 55.2 (1990), 71-83. 

Coontz, Stephanie. Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage. Penguin, 2006.

Cooper, Barbara Rosmarie Latotzky. Madame de Villeneuve: The Author of “La Belle et La Bete” and Her Literary Legacy. 1985. University of Georgia, PhD dissertation.

Craig, G. Armour. “The Unpoetic Compromise: On the Relation between Private Vision and Social Order in Nineteenth-Century English Fiction.” Society and Self in the Novel, ed. Mark Schorer. Columbia UP, 1980.

Craveri, Benedetta. The Age of Conversation. Translated by Teresa Waugh, NYRB, 2005.

Culler, Jonathan. “Omniscience.” Narrative 12.1 (2004): 22-34.

Dawson, Paul. “The Return of Omniscience in Contemporary Fiction.” Narrative 17.2 (2009): 143-161.

De Gay, Jane. "Virginia Woolf's Feminist Historiography in Orlando." Critical Survey 19.1 (2007), 62-72.

Delon, Michel, editor. The Libertine: The Art of Love in Eighteenth-Century France. Abbeville Press, 2013.

Diaconoff, Suellen. Through the Reading Glass: Women, Books, and Sex in the French Enlightenment. State University of New York Press, 2005.

Diengott, Nelli. “Narratology and Feminism.” Style 22 (1988): 42-51.

Donovan, Josephine. Women and the Rise of the Novel, 1405-1726. St. Martin’s Press, 1999.

Doody, Margaret Anne. The True Story of the Novel. Rutgers UP, 1996.

Downie, J. A., editor. The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth Century Novel. Oxford UP, 2016.

Duff, David. Romance and Revolution: Shelley and the Politics of a Genre. Cambridge UP, 1994.

DuPlessis, Rachel Blau. Writing beyond the Ending: Narrative Strategies of Twentieth-Century Women Writers. Indiana UP, 1985.

Elias, Norbert. The Civilizing Process. The History of Manners. Translated by Edmund Jephcott. Urizen Books, 1978.

---. The Court Society. Pantheon, 1983.

Fargher, Richard. Life and Letters in France. The Eighteenth Century. Nelson, 1970.

Felski, Rita. Beyond Feminist Aesthetics: Feminist Literature and Social Change. Harvard UP, 1989.

Foley, Barbara. Telling the Truth: The Theory and Practice of Documentary Fiction. Cornell UP, 1986.

France, Peter. Politeness and its Discontents: Problems in French Classical Culture. Cambridge UP, 1992.

Fuss, Diana. Essentially Speaking: Feminism, Nature, and Difference. Routledge, 1989.

Gallagher, Catherine. Nobody’s Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670-1820. University of California Press, 1994.

Gibson, Wendy. Women in Seventeenth-Century France. St. Martin’s Press, 1989.

Gilbert, Sandra M., and Susan Gubar. The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination. Yale UP, 1979.

Goldsmith, Elizabeth C. ‘Exclusive Conversations’. The Art of Interaction in Seventeenth-Century France. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988.

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Goodman, Dena. “Enlightenment Salons: the Convergence of Female and Philosophic Ambitions.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 22.3 (1989), 329-350.

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---. The Republic of Letters. A Cultural History of the French Enlightenment. Cornell UP, 1994.

---. “Seriousness of Purpose: Salonnières, Philosophes and the Shaping of the Eighteenth-century Salon.” Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Western Society for French History 15 (1988), 111-118.

Gordon, Charlotte. Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley. Random House, 2015.

Gordon, Daniel. Citizens without Sovereignty. Equality and Sociability in French Thought, 1670-1789. Princeton UP, 1994.

---. “Philosophy, Sociology, and Gender in the Englightenment Conception of Public Opinion.” French Historical Studies 17.4 (1992), 882-911.

---. “‘Public Opinion’ and the Civilizing Process in France: the Example of Morellet.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 22.3 (1989), 302-328.

Goulemot, Jean Marie. Forbidden Texts: Erotic Literature and its Readers in Eighteenth-Century France. Translated by James Simpson, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994.

The Great Literary Salons (XVII and XVIII centuries). Lectures of the Musée Carnavalet. Translated by Mabel Robinson. Thornton Butterworth, Limited, 1930.

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Greene, Gayle. Changing the Story: Feminist Fiction and the Tradition. Indiana UP, 1991.

Gwilliam, Tassie. Samuel Richardson’s Fictions of Gender. Stanford UP, 1993.

Hafter, Daryl M., and Nina Kushner. Women and Work in Eighteenth-Century France. Louisiana State UP, 2015.

Hamel, Frank. Famous French Salons. Methuen & Co., 1908.

Hay, Simon. A History of the Modern British Ghost Story. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Hite, Molly. The Other Side of the Story: Structures and Strategies of Contemporary Feminist Narrative. Cornell UP, 1989.

Hoeveler, Diane Long and Tamar Heller. Approaches to Teaching Gothic Fiction: The British and American Traditions. Modern Language Association of America, 2003.

Hohne, Karen, and Helen Wussow, eds. A Dialogue of Voices: Feminist Literary Theory and Bakhtin. University of Minnesota Press, 1994.

Homans, Margaret. Bearing the Word: Language and Female Experience in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing. University of Chicago Press, 1986.

Hutcheon, Linda. “Historiographic Metafiction: Parody and the Intertextuality of History.” Intertextuality and Contemporary American Fiction, edited by Patrick O’Donnell and Robert Con Davis, Johns Hopkins UP, 1989, 3-32.

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Jackson, Catherine Charlotte, Lady. The French Court and Society. Seaside Library, 1882.

---. The Old Regime in France: The Court, Salons and Theatres. Seaside Library, 1882.

Jaffe, Audrey. Vanishing Points: Dickens, Narrative, and the Subject of Omniscience. University of California Press, 1991.

Jebb, Camilla. A Star of the Salons: Julie de Lespinasse. Methuen & Co., 1908.

Jensen, Katharine Ann. Writing Love: Letters, Women, and the Novel in France, 1605-1776. Southern Illinois UP, 1995.

Joeres, Ruth-Ellen Boetcher, and Elizabeth Mittman, editors. The Politics of the Essay: Feminist Perspectives. Indiana UP, 1993.

Johnson, James H. Listening in Paris. A Cultural History. University of California Press, 1995.

Kahane, Claire. Passions of the Voice: Hysteria, Narrative, and the Figure of the Speaking Woman, 1850-1915. Johns Hopkins UP, 1995.

Kahler, Erich. The Inward Turn of Narrative. Northwestern UP, 1973.

Kahn, Madeleine. Narrative Transvestism: Rhetoric and Gender in the Eighteenth-Century English Novel. Cornell UP, 1991.

Kale, Steven. French Salons: High Society and Political Sociability from the Old Regime to the Revolution of 1848. The Johns Hopkins UP, 2004.

Kaplan, Cora. “Subjectivity, Class, and Sexuality in Socialist Feminist Criticism.” Making a Difference: Feminist Literary Criticism. Ed. Gayle Greene and Coppelia Kahn. Methuen, 1985. 146-76.

Kaplan, Steven Laurence. Provisioning Paris: Merchants and Millers in the Grain and Flour Trade During the Eighteenth Century. Cornell UP, 1984.

Kavanagh, Julia. Women in France during the Eighteenth Century. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1893.

Keener, Frederick M., and Susan E. Lorsch, eds. Eighteenth-Century Women and the Arts. Greenwood Press, 1988.

Konigsberg, Ira. Narrative Technique in the English Novel: Defoe to Austen. Archon Books, 1985.

Landes, Joan B. Women and the Public Sphere in the Age of the French Revolution. Cornell UP, 1988.

Langbauer, Laurie. Women and Romance: The Consolations of Gender in the English Novel. Cornell UP, 1990.

Lanser, Susan S. Fictions of Authority: Women Writers and Narrative Voice. Cornell UP, 1992.

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Lee, Vera. The Reign of Women in Eighteenth-century France. Schenkman Publishing Company, 1975.

Lepenies, Wolf. Melancholy and Society. Translated by Jeremy Gaines and Doris Jones. Harvard UP, 1992.

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MacArthur, Elizabeth J. Extravagant Narratives: Closure and Dynamics in the Epistolary Form. Princeton UP, 1990.

McKeon, Michael. The Origins of the British Novel, 1600-1740. Johns Hopkins UP, 1987.

McManners, John. Death and the Enlightenment: Changing Attitudes to Death in Eighteenth-Century France. Oxford UP, 1985.

McMurran, Mary Helen. The Spread of Novels: Translation and Prose Fiction in the Eighteenth Century. Princeton UP, 2010.

Mason, Amelie Gere. The Woman of the French Salons. The Century Co., 1891.

Merrick, Jeffrey W. “Sexual Politics and Public Order in Eighteenth-Century France: The Mémoires secrets and the Correspondance secrete.Journal of the History of Sexuality 1 (1990), 64-84.

Mezei, Kathy, ed. Ambiguous Discourse: Feminist Narratology and British Women Writers. University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

Miles, Rosalind. The Female Form: Women Writers and the Conquest of the Novel. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1987.

Moi, Toril. Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory. Routledge, 1985.

Moriarty, Michael. Taste and Ideology in Seventeenth-century France. Cambridge UP, 1988.

Newton, Adam Zachary. Narrative Ethics. Harvard UP, 1995.

Pardailhe-Galabrun, Annik. The Birth of Intimacy. Privacy and Domestic Life in Early Modern Paris. Translated by Jocelyn Phelps. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1991.

Pedley, Mary Sponberg. The Commerce of Cartography: Making and Marketing Maps in Eighteenth-Century France and England. The University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Pekacz, Jolanta T. Conservative Tradition in Pre-Revolutionary France: Parisian Salon Women. Peter Lang, 1999.

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Peters, Joan Douglas. Feminist Metafiction and the Evolution of the British Novel. University Press of Florida, 2002.

Petto, Christine Marie. When France Was King of Cartography: The Patronage and Production of Maps in Early Modern France. Lexington Books, 2007.

Preston, John. The Created Self: The Reader’s Role in Eighteenth-Century Fiction. Heinemann Educational Books, 1970.

Pykett, Lyn. Engendering Fictions: The English Novel in the Early Twentieth Century. Edward Arnold, 1995.

Rand, Richard. Intimate Encounters: Love and Domesticity in Eighteenth-Century France. Princeton UP, 1997.

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Raynaud, Philippe. “Feminism and the ancient regime.” Partisan Review 58.4 (1991), 635-641.

Richetti, John, editor. The Columbia History of the British Novel. Columbia UP, 1994.

Roche, Daniel. France in the Enlightenment. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer, Harvard UP, 1998.

---. The People of Paris: An Essay in Popular Culture in the 18th Century. Translated by Marie Evans, University of California Press, 1987.

Rose, Margaret A. Parody/Metafiction: An Analysis of Parody as a Critical Mirror to the Writing and Reception of Fiction. Croom Helm, 1979.

Rubinger, Catherine. “A Might-Have-Been: Feminism in Eighteenth-Century France.” Atlantis 15.2 (1990), 59-68.

Sambrook, James. The Eighteenth Century: The Intellectual and Cultural Context of English Literature, 1700-1789. Longman, 1993.

Schabert, Ina. "Fictional Biography, Factual Biography, and their Contaminations." Biography 5.1 (1982), 1-16.

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Showalter, Elaine. A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Bronte to Lessing. Princeton UP, 1977.

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Smith, Sidonie. A Poetics of Women’s Autobiography: Marginality and the Fictions of Self-Representation. Indiana UP, 1987.

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Sonenscher, Michael. Work and Wages: Natural Law, Politics, and the Eighteenth-Century French Trades. Cambridge UP, 1989.

Spacks, Patricia Meyer. Desire and Truth: Functions of Plot in Eighteenth-Century English Novels. University of Chicago Press, 1990.

Spencer, Jane. The Rise of the Woman Novelist: From Aphra Behn to Jane Austen. Basil Blackwell, Inc., 1986.

Spencer, Samia I., ed. French Women and the Age of Enlightenment. Indiana UP, 1984.

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