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Toussaint L'Ouverture



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Toussaint L'Ouverture by Alphonse De Lamartine
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This is a critical edition of a drama by Alphone de Lamartine, written in the early 1840s, but only given its first and last performance in Paris in 1850. It draws on an image of Toussaint Louverture, the father of Haitian independence. Lamartine proved something of a visionary by stressing his hero's search for a coherent racial and national ideology, a theme which has become fundamental in Negritude and post-colonial literatures. This edition provides a critical apparatus covering the history of the text, the political and social background against which it should be read, the reception of the work from the time of its original performance to today, and to offer notes on the historical figures included in the cast of characters, as well as a selection of variants, explanatory footnotes and a bibliography.

Table of Contents

FRONTISPICE, II; INTRODUCTION, V; TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE; Preface, 2; Acte Premier, 13; Acte Deuxieme, 29; Acte Troisieme, 59; Acte Quatrieme, 99; Acte Cinquieme, 121; AJOUTS ET SUPPRESSIONS, 149; BIBLIOGRAPHIE, 153.

Author Biography

Leon-Francois Hoffman is Professor of French at Princeton University.
Release date NZ
December 1st, 1998
Volume editor Leon-Francois Hoffman
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
3 illustrations, bibliography
University of Exeter Press
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