Concocting La Dame aux camelias : Blood, Tears, and Other Fluids

@article{Lintz2005ConcoctingLD,
  title={Concocting La Dame aux camelias : Blood, Tears, and Other Fluids},
  author={Bernadette C. Lintz},
  journal={Nineteenth-Century French Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={33},
  pages={287 - 307}
}
This essay examines the ingredients used by Dumas fils to concoct his popular novel La Dame aux camélias\. Setting out to write a best-seller, Dumas employs a complex textual strategy whose various strands are tied together by a medical narrative centered on notions of disease, contagion, and bodily fluids of various kinds. Fluids permeate Dumas's novel and fuel the narrative logic of a text whose success – its capacity to generate mass consumption – is predicated on the notion of influence… 
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