Human Frailty in 19th Century Novels

4 April 2015
Examines themes of revolution, freedom, human frailty in 19th Cent. novel & non-fiction work. “Germinal” ( Emile Zola ) & “Culture & Anarchy” (Matthew Arnold )

The famed twentieth century French writer, Andr Gide, ranks mile Zola’s Germinal (1895) as one of the ten best novels ever written in the French language (Gide as quoted in Zola, 1954, p. 5). In tandem, Matthew Arnold’s Culture and Anarchy (1869), existing as one of Britain’s most often challenged documents which intermingles politics and culture stands uncontested as the most frequently cited non-fiction prose work in the English language (Collini as cited in Arnold, 1993, p. ix). Germinal and Culture and Anarchy, juxtaposed as master nineteenth century revolutionary texts, explore the need to reassess the standards…
A limited
time offer!
Save Time On Research and Writing. Hire a Professional to Get Your 100% Plagiarism Free Paper