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The devil in the holy water or the art of slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon / Robert Darnton.

Author/Creator:
Darnton, Robert.
Other Title:
Devil in the holy water
Publication:
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2010.
Series:
Material texts.
Material texts
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 534 p., 4 p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
French literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Underground literature -- Publishing -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Libel and slander in literature.
Libel and slander -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Authors and publishers -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Publishers and publishing -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Law and literature -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Literature and society -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Place of Publication:
United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia.
Contents:
The armor-plated gazetteer
The devil in the holy water
The Parisian police unveiled
The secret life of Pierre Manuel
The end of the line
Bibliography and iconography
Reading
Slander and politics
The book police at work
A double agent and his authors
Secret missions
Hugger-mugger
Entrapment
The view from Versailles
The devil in the Bastille
Bohemians before Bohemianism
The Grub Street route to revolution
Slander into terror
Words and deeds
Postscript, 1802
The nature of libels
Anecdotes
Portraits
News
Revolutionary metamorphoses
Sex and politics
Decadence and despotism
Royal depravity
Private lives and public affairs.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
RBC copy has dust-jacket retained.
Penn Chronology:
2010
ISBN:
9780812241839 (alk. paper)
0812241835 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
320800451
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