Cover: The Career of Alphonse Daudet: A Critical Study, from Harvard University PressCover: The Career of Alphonse Daudet in E-DITION

The Career of Alphonse Daudet

A Critical Study

Available from De Gruyter »

Product Details


$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674422551

Publication Date: 01/01/1965

227 pages


Related Subjects

Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The 2,800 titles in the “e-ditions” program can be purchased individually as PDF eBooks or as hardcover reprint (“print-on-demand”) editions via the “Available from De Gruyter” link above. They are also available to institutions in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the Press’s catalog. More about the E-ditions Program »

This is the first critical study in English of the complete works of Alphonse Daudet. In an objective assessment of his literary achievement and rightful place in the literary history of his time, Murray Sachs concentrates on Daudet’s evolution as a writer, on the changes and development in his artistic practice, and elucidates the reasons for his uneven performance. He demonstrates that, in spite of his failings, Daudet must be seriously considered as one of the major contributors to the flowering of France’s greatest age in the art of fiction and is not merely the author of a few amusing and sentimental tales as is often suggested.

From Our Blog


Who We Might Have Been, and Who We Will Become

Who among us hasn’t considered what our lives would be like if we had taken alternate paths, made different decisions? Storytellers of every stripe write of the lives we didn’t have, says Andrew H. Miller, author of On Not Being Someone Else: Tales of Our Unled Lives. As we live through a worldwide pandemic, the ideas of what might have been are even more appealing. Much like the adolescents on the verge of adulthood in Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People, Miller tells us, we wait to see what comes next.