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Mysteries of the People, Mysteries of the World: Eugene Sue’s Anti- Medievalism and the Revolutions of 1848

Stephen Basdeo is a historian and lecturer based in Leeds, United Kingdom. The following is the title of a talk that Stephen delivered at the Global Medievalisms conference hosted by the University of Montes Claros, Minas Gerais, Brazil, held on June...

“I am a public thing”: Victor Hugo as Political Symbol | Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo is a historian and lecturer who specialises in the study of mid-Victorian radical literary cultures, with an emphasis on the works of George W.M. Reynolds (1814–79), Pierce Egan (1814–80), Eugene Sue (1804–57), and Victor Hugo (1802–85)....

“Mysteries of Lisbon” (1854) by Camilo Branco | Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo is a historian and lecturer based in Leeds, United Kingdom, whose research focuses on the works of George W.M. Reynolds, Eugene Sue, and Victor Hugo. Introduction One cannot study nineteenth-century popular fiction without encountering...

Eugene Sue’s “Mysteries of the People” (1848): “The Branding Needle” and the First French Commune | Stephen Basdeo

By Stephen Basdeo, a writer and historian based in Leeds, United Kingdom. This article follows on from previous posts on Eugene Sue’s epic socialist novel Mysteries of the People. Previous discussions on the first six volumes can be found here: ...

Remembering a Poor Irishman and his Penny Dreadfuls (1893) | Katharine Tynan

Katherine Tynan was an Irish novelist and poet who was born on a farm outside Dublin in 1859. Educated at a convent school, in her spare time she recalls visiting a poor Irish “dairy boy” who collected penny dreadfuls, and who seems to have been particularly...

The Early Works of Eugene Sue | G. W. M. Reynolds

Eugene Sue (1804–57) was one of the most popular novelists in nineteenth-century France and he certainly caught the attention of one young aspiring writer who was living in France during the 1830s. This writer was George W.M. Reynolds (1814–79). Although...

Eugene Sue’s “Mysteries of the People” (1848): “The Poniard’s Hilt” and the Arrival of Feudalism in France | Stephen Basdeo

By Stephen Basdeo, a writer and historian based in Leeds, United Kingdom. This article follows on from previous posts on Eugene Sue’s epic socialist novel Mysteries of the People. Visionary French Author Eugene Sue (Stephen Basdeo Collection)...

Meeting Eugene Sue in 1832 | G. W. M. Reynolds

Eugene Sue (1804–57) was one of the most popular novelists in early nineteenth-century France, second only, perhaps, to Victor Hugo (who before Les Miserables was known more as a poet than a prose writer). A daguerreotype of Paris in 1838; the city...

Eugene Sue’s Epic Socialist Novel “The Mysteries of the People” (1848): “The Casque’s Lark”

By Stephen Basdeo, a writer and historian based in Leeds UK. Eugene Sue Introduction In 1848 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote the Communist Manifesto. In it, they argued that all history was essentially the history of class struggle....

Eugene Sue’s Epic Socialist Novel “The Mysteries of the People” (1848): “The Iron Collar” and “The Silver Cross”

Stephen Basdeo In 1848 the master of the “mysteries” novels, Eugene Sue, began the weekly serialisation of a new novel: Mysteries of the People. It was a chronicle of a proletarian family—originally the Brenn clan—and their...

The Revolutionary Life of Eugene Sue (Part I)

By Stephen Basdeo To us, therefore, who have known and loved him—who are proud of having been his dearest and best affection, who mourn him in so many ways—to tell Eugène Sue’s life story—a joyful, restless, then grave...

“Mysteries of the People” (1848): Eugene Sue’s Epic Socialist Novel

By Stephen Basdeo In 1848 the master of the “mysteries” novels, Eugene Sue, began the weekly serialisation of a new novel: Mysteries of the People. It was a chronicle of a proletarian family, and their descendants, who participated in all...

The Urban Mysteries: Organised Crime in Victorian Popular Literature

Stephen Basdeo The Following was a lecture delivered by Stephen Basdeo at Richmond: The American International University on Wednesday 18 November 2020 to students in GEP4180: Organised Crime in Popular Culture. Although limited in space, and carefully...

Blind Justice in Eugene Sue’s “The Mysteries of Paris” (1842–3)

By Stephen Basdeo In the 19 June 1842, issue of the Parisian magazine, Journal des Debats, a new serialised novel appeared entitled The Mysteries of Paris, which ran weekly until 15 October 1843. The novel was written by Eugene Sue (1804-57),...