Suggestions for Further Nerdy Reading

Any research done in relation to the period of Les Misérables, whether for fanfiction or fanart purposes or otherwise.
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Re: Suggestions for Further Nerdy Reading

Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:01 pm

Whoa. An actual crossover novel? Wanna see!!
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Re: Suggestions for Further Nerdy Reading

Postby Gervais » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:39 pm

Aurelia Combeferre wrote:Whoa. An actual crossover novel? Wanna see!!

Me too. :shock: I have no excuses for not learning French at this point. :wink:

Anyway, playing around on Google Books brought up this lovely thing: Defensive Instructions for the People. It includes how to tell a captain from a lieutenant, differences between types of bullets and guns, and a guide to building barricades that starts at the bottom of page 36.

It was published in early 1832, by Francis Macerone which sounds like a name I should know...oh. *Google* Apparently he was a British soldier and invented the steam coach. http://www.ssplprints.com/image/82830/p ... entor-1822
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Re: Suggestions for Further Nerdy Reading

Postby Courgette » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:44 pm

Gervais wrote:Anyway, playing around on Google Books brought up this lovely thing: Defensive Instructions for the People. It includes how to tell a captain from a lieutenant, differences between types of bullets and guns, and a guide to building barricades that starts at the bottom of page 36.


:shock: :shock: :shock:
*lets out a string of expletives* OMG!!!
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Postby Aurelia Combeferre » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:46 pm

Oh my gosh, Gervais.....this is even better than the civil disobedience manuals of today.
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Re: Suggestions for Further Nerdy Reading

Postby Acaila » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:07 pm

Hang on, crossover novel?! Please tell me there's an English translation!
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Re: Suggestions for Further Nerdy Reading

Postby YoungStudentMarius » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:01 pm

My word you people are amazing. :shock: I'm definitely reading that, Gervais. Thank you. And the crossover novel sounds mind-blowing. Though my french is still too minimal for that, I'm afraid.
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Postby deHavilland » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:13 am

I've already promised Acaila I'll commit some time this weekend to translating that crossover novel. (Or the important bits of it, anyway. Since it'salmost 500 pages long.) Conveniently, we have a copy at Robarts here in Toronto, so I can do it without burning my eyeballs out looking at an eBook.

Also: mighty good find on that manual, Gervais! I love the timeliness of it, lol.

EDIT: Sorry, I put Marius the first time. Clearly not paying attention. Quick! Marius! Dig something up so I don't look dumb! ;)
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Re: Suggestions for Further Nerdy Reading

Postby YoungStudentMarius » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:29 am

Ha; I noticed that, and was about to come say that I couldn't take any credit, cool as it was, because Gervais found that, and I'm just as grateful as you. :wink: I don't really have anything to offer, exactly, but I do find this rather interesting, if anyone else might, and you're looking for a contribution. :wink: 1828, so around the time of the ABC. And oh, that would be so wonderful if you could translate some of it! Thank you. And yes, not the whole thing; that sounds long, but very interesting, definitely.
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Re: Suggestions for Further Nerdy Reading

Postby Acaila » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:38 am

I am so very grateful for ancient fanfic translations :D
Revolution: like Christmas come early only with more death
Abaisse Chief/Chef
"Les Amis Fun Package - The Awesome Traits of Each"
"She's basically Enjolras meets Amy Pond"
Sings Stars "way better than Russel Crowe"

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Re: Suggestions for Further Nerdy Reading

Postby Courgette » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:55 am

A companion book to 'Les Misérables' perhaps?
The July Monarchy: Political History of France, 1830-48
http://www.abebooks.com/July-Monarchy-P ... 3861337/bd

Here's an interesting one:
Figuring Transcendence in Les Misérables: Hugo's Romantic Sublime
http://books.google.co.in/books?id=CYfT ... &q&f=false
http://www.amazon.com/Figuring-Transcen ... 080931889X
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Re: Suggestions for Further Nerdy Reading

Postby Gervais » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:33 pm

Yay, translations! :mrgreen:
Courgette wrote:A companion book to 'Les Misérables' perhaps?
The July Monarchy: Political History of France, 1830-48
http://www.abebooks.com/July-Monarchy-P ... 3861337/bd

Here's an interesting one:
Figuring Transcendence in Les Misérables: Hugo's Romantic Sublime
http://books.google.co.in/books?id=CYfT ... &q&f=false
http://www.amazon.com/Figuring-Transcen ... 080931889X
...The second one... :shock:
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Re: Suggestions for Further Nerdy Reading

Postby Courgette » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:46 pm

Gervais wrote:
Courgette wrote:A companion book to 'Les Misérables' perhaps?
The July Monarchy: Political History of France, 1830-48
http://www.abebooks.com/July-Monarchy-P ... 3861337/bd

Here's an interesting one:
Figuring Transcendence in Les Misérables: Hugo's Romantic Sublime
http://books.google.co.in/books?id=CYfT ... &q&f=false
http://www.amazon.com/Figuring-Transcen ... 080931889X
...The second one... :shock:


I know! :mrgreen:
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Re: Suggestions for Further Nerdy Reading

Postby Gervais » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:36 pm

I don't think a lot of this has been brought up...but anyway, while looking for something else, I found a "Critical Bibliography of French Literature." http://books.google.com/books?id=IFJQl7 ... &q&f=false
It gives info on a lot of books/essays about Les Mis, including its relevance, reception, and the novel itself.
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Re: Suggestions for Further Nerdy Reading

Postby Gervais » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:53 pm

This book. I want it. http://www.lavoisier.fr/livre/notice.as ... ge=1783464 Bloody Romanticism, all about the effects of violence of the 18th and 19th century on Romantic writing. I can't find it at any library nearby, though, and it's expensive. :(
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Re: Suggestions for Further Nerdy Reading

Postby between4walls » Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:10 am

The academic blog Perfectible Apes about republicanism as a political theory, especially in 19th c France, is quite interesting. For example, today's post on 1849 and the French volunteers who fought for the short-lived, awesome Roman Republic against the French army (sent by the Second Republic).
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