This book explores the socio-economic history of modern France as depicted in literary narratives from the end of the nineteenth century to the second half of the twentieth. It examines patterns of behaviour relating to shops and shopping, expenditure and consumption, focusing on novels that bear witness and give significance to the development of the French consumer society. It contextualises French literature within the socio-economic moment that gives rise to it and views each text as the centre where forces engaging with socio-economic realities converge.
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