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Sons and the City

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Title: Sons and the City A Study of Two Novels by Jules Verne
Physical Description: 1 online resource (72 p.)
Language: english
Creator: SHEARD,CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2011

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Subjects / Keywords: CITY -- FATHER -- FRANCE -- FRANCEVILLE -- IMPERIALISM -- JULES -- MODERNITY -- PARIS -- SON -- STAHLSTADT -- UTOPIA -- VERNE
Language, Literature and Culture -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre: French and Francophone Studies thesis, M.A.
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Abstract: Abstract of Thesis Presented to the Graduate School of the University of Florida in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts SONS AND THE CITY: A STUDY OF TWO NOVELS BY JULES VERNE By Christopher William Sheard May 2011 Chair: Rori Bloom Major: French This thesis analyses the connections between descriptions of cities and the protagonists' relationships with their respective father figures in the novels Paris au XXe Si?cle and Les Cinq Cents Millions de la B?gum by Jules Verne. Research has highlighted the thematic similarity of these two novels, but has not addressed the ways in which depictions of the urban environment mirror, and are altered by, the evolving thoughts and actions of the orphaned protagonists in relation to other male characters. I argue that Michel Dufr?noy's initial awe, subsequent disillusionment and final hallucinatory horror at the future Paris parallels a personal psychological crisis which centers on his inability to find a father figure worthy of filial devotion. In contrast to the artistic and culturally anachronistic Dufr?noy, Marcel Bruckmann's adventures in the cities of Stahlstadt and France-Ville mark him out as the embodiment of his age: bold, scientifically-minded and patriotic. Because of these qualities, Bruckmann is able to transcend the limitations of his two father figures, the pacifistic Dr. Sarassin of France-Ville and the belligerent Herr Schultze of Stahlstadt, to gain mastery over the urban environment and acceptance as a worthy son. Unlike Dufr?noy, who dies unloved in the snow, Bruckmann's reward for his success is to be adopted into the Sarassin family as his daughter Jeanne's fianc?. This thesis contributes to Vernian criticism by emphasizing the importance of the father and son theme in relation to the depictions and critique of the modern city in the work of Jules Verne.
General Note: In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note: Includes vita.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility: by CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM SHEARD.
Thesis: Thesis (M.A.)--University of Florida, 2011.
Local: Adviser: Bloom, Rori I.
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2012-04-30

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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0042982/00001

Material Information

Title: Sons and the City A Study of Two Novels by Jules Verne
Physical Description: 1 online resource (72 p.)
Language: english
Creator: SHEARD,CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2011

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: CITY -- FATHER -- FRANCE -- FRANCEVILLE -- IMPERIALISM -- JULES -- MODERNITY -- PARIS -- SON -- STAHLSTADT -- UTOPIA -- VERNE
Language, Literature and Culture -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre: French and Francophone Studies thesis, M.A.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Abstract of Thesis Presented to the Graduate School of the University of Florida in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts SONS AND THE CITY: A STUDY OF TWO NOVELS BY JULES VERNE By Christopher William Sheard May 2011 Chair: Rori Bloom Major: French This thesis analyses the connections between descriptions of cities and the protagonists' relationships with their respective father figures in the novels Paris au XXe Si?cle and Les Cinq Cents Millions de la B?gum by Jules Verne. Research has highlighted the thematic similarity of these two novels, but has not addressed the ways in which depictions of the urban environment mirror, and are altered by, the evolving thoughts and actions of the orphaned protagonists in relation to other male characters. I argue that Michel Dufr?noy's initial awe, subsequent disillusionment and final hallucinatory horror at the future Paris parallels a personal psychological crisis which centers on his inability to find a father figure worthy of filial devotion. In contrast to the artistic and culturally anachronistic Dufr?noy, Marcel Bruckmann's adventures in the cities of Stahlstadt and France-Ville mark him out as the embodiment of his age: bold, scientifically-minded and patriotic. Because of these qualities, Bruckmann is able to transcend the limitations of his two father figures, the pacifistic Dr. Sarassin of France-Ville and the belligerent Herr Schultze of Stahlstadt, to gain mastery over the urban environment and acceptance as a worthy son. Unlike Dufr?noy, who dies unloved in the snow, Bruckmann's reward for his success is to be adopted into the Sarassin family as his daughter Jeanne's fianc?. This thesis contributes to Vernian criticism by emphasizing the importance of the father and son theme in relation to the depictions and critique of the modern city in the work of Jules Verne.
General Note: In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note: Includes vita.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility: by CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM SHEARD.
Thesis: Thesis (M.A.)--University of Florida, 2011.
Local: Adviser: Bloom, Rori I.
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2012-04-30

Record Information

Source Institution: UFRGP
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: lcc - LD1780 2011
System ID: UFE0042982:00001


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Paris Au XXe Sicle Les Cinq Cents Millions De La Bgum

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Paris au XXe Sicle Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bgum

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Pa ris au XXe sicle Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bgum Paris au XXe sicle, Bgum

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Bgum Synopses aidemmoire The City

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Sons Paris Bgum

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Paris Au XXe Sicle Paris au XXe sicle

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G rand Livre Grand Livre

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Grand Entrept Dramatique Les Cinq Cents Millions De La Bgum Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bgum Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bgum

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Bgum Gokool

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The City In Verne's uvre Une ville flotante Great Eastern L'le hlice L'le hlice Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bgum Une ville idale

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l'Acadmie des sciences, belles lettres et arts Paris au XXe sicle L'le hlice Paris au XXe sicle Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bgum

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Les 500 Millions de la Bgum Les deux cits FranceVille

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Unsere Centur ie

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par excellence

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polic e sanitaire

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tatisme rgle fixe Paris au XXe sicle

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Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bgum Hygeia, a city of Health

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Paris au XXe sicle Paris au XXe sicle

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Paris de jure Paris au XXe sicle

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Paris au XXe sicle pain de houille

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Paris au XXe sicle Les Fleurs du Mal Le Cygne

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Paris au XXe sicle flnerie Paris au XXe sicle flneur port de Grenelle flnerie flneur flneur flneur Grand Entrept Dramatique

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Entrept

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Crdit Lyonnais Crdit Industriel et Commercial Socit Gnrale Socit Gnrale de Crdit instructionnel Socit Socit Socit Grand Entrept Dramatique port de Grenelle

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Socit Gnrale de Crdit instru ctionnel Champ de Mars port de Grenelle raison d'tre

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le dmon de l'lectricit ad absurdum Paris au XXe sicle Cinq Cents Millions de la Bgum

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Grand Livr e Grand Livre Grand Livre port de Grenelle

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Stahlstadt steel city

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revanchisme Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bgum Les cinq cents millions de la Bgum Paris au XXe sicle

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Germinal

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blas

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Conclusion

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Michel Dufrnoy pater familias des germes

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chez l'Hexagone Socit des Catacombes de Paris et de la force motrice domicile. utile Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bgum

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Grand Livre not le Manuel du bon usinier

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fils

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Grand Livre La Thilorienne, grande fantaisie sur la Liqufaction de l'Acide carbonique

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Grand Entrept Dramatique

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Marcel Bruckmann: A Son For Sarassin And Verne? anomie

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patrie Deux Copains classe aise

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la patr ie

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via media

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how using flneur arriviste

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sangfroid

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Paris au XXe sicle port de Grenelle Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bgum

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Paris au XXe sicle

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Les Cinq Cents Millions de la Bgum

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Les Fleurs Du Mal ; Les paves ; Bribes ; Pomes Divers ; Amnitates Belgic Visions of War in France : Fiction, Art, Ideology Jules Verne : The Definitive Biography Jules Verne, Un Regard Sur Le Monde : Nouvelles Lectures Politiques Entretiens Avec Jules Verne Jules Verne, l'Enchanteur Bulletin de la Socit Jules Verne, Ville Rve, Ville Cauchemarde, Villes Imaginaires : Lutopie Gographique Dans Les Cinq Cents Millions De La Bgum (1879) De Jules Verne Anticipations : Essays on Early Science Fiction and its Precursors. Paris, Capital of Modernity Transforming Paris : The Life and Labors of Baron Haussmann Apartment Stories : City and Home in NineteenthCentury Paris and London The Mask of the Prophet : The Extraordinary Fictions of Jules Verne Jules Verne Aux Confins De l'Utopie

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Paris Au XXe Si cle Jules Verne : Narratives of Modernity. The Flneur Jules Verne : Journeys in Writing Paris Au XXe Sicle: Roman Les Cinq Cents Millions De La Bgum (Dodo Press) Correspondance Indite De Jules Verne Et De PierreJules Hetzel, 18631886