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Peter Brooks

Peter Brooks has written extensively about the nineteenth-century novel, French and English. His books include The Melodramatic Imagination: Balzac, Henry James, Melodrama, and the Mode of Excess; Reading for the Plot, Body Work, Psychoanalysis and Storytelling and The Emperor's Body: A Novel. After many years on the faculty at Yale University, he currently teaches at Princeton University.

Books by Peter Brooks

  1. Book CoverThe Emperor's Body: A Novel


    Napoleon, twenty years dead, rises like a phoenix over the politics of France and the destinies of three lovers.More

  2. Book CoverPère Goriot


    The text is that of Burton Raffell’s acclaimed 1994 translation.More