La faute de la fatalité. Dispositivi romanzeschi di controllo, predestinazione ed eversione

Marco Viscardi


This article analyses two aspects of the complex relationship between providence and coincidence in early nineteenth century European novels. In the first section I will deal with different occurrences of providence in novel plotting, while in the second section, which will be mainly focused on Sternian and comic literature, I will discuss the impossibility of living a random and unpredictable life in nineteenth-century bourgeois society.

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