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Victor Considerant and the Rise and Fall of French Romantic Socialism

Jonathan Beecher

Abstract

This book's study is both a lively life story of one of the most engaging figures among the French romantic intellectuals of the 1840s and a compelling chronicle of early French socialism. Victor Considerant (1808–1893), a follower of the great utopian thinker Charles Fourier, played an important role in the creation of a Fourierist movement and the development of socialist journalism. In the process of conveying a rich understanding of Considerant's life, this book traces the rise and fall of French romantic socialism and demonstrates how the utopian visions of thinkers such as Charles Fourie ... More

Keywords: Victor Considerant, Charles Fourier, Fourierist movement, socialist journalism, French romantic socialism, Dostoevky, Russia, Horace Greeley, Margaret Fuller

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780520222977
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520222977.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Beecher, author