A Decade of Tumult (1870–9)

Wendy S. Mercer

in The Life and Travels of Xavier Marmier (1808-1892)

Published by British Academy

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263884
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734830 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship Monographs

A Decade of Tumult (1870–9)

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The year 1870 proved momentous both in terms of French life and history and for Marmier personally. His joy at being elected to the Académie française was set against the grim backdrop of the Franco–Prussian War, the Siege of Paris, and the bloodbaths at the end of the Commune. Marmier suffered from pneumonia, which kept him in bed for two months. On 19 May, he was elected to fill the seat vacated by Pongerville in the Academy.

Keywords: Marmier; French life; Siege of Paris; Commune; Franco-Prussian War; Académie française

Chapter.  15734 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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