Unmasking the Bourgeoise

The Romance, The Arrangement...
The Consequence
A Love Story
 
Courtship
Romantic Era
The Romantic Victor Hugo
--Hugo's love letters to Adele
--Juliette Drouet's love letters to Hugo
--Les Miserables
Bourgeoisie vs the Romantic
Bourgeoisie Courting
Rituals
Roles of Male and Females in the BourgeoisieWorld
 
Marriage
Rituals
Beauty
Fiction
Traditional
Anticipation
Realities
Contract
Marriage Contract
Realities of...
Murderous Wives
 
Real Life

Within the rigid walls of Bourgeois society its members were preoccupied with lust, beauty, desire, and used their money as a shield from the world. During the day the proper maiden paraded around the French streets, her umbrella protecting her face and her crisp dress, with a dashing man in a top hat at her arm. Despite this glamour, the Bourgeoise were safe from neither Napoleon's law nor divorce, and violence and murder managed to ooze through the porus cracks of these Bourgeoise walls.

"History with a purpose was a favored device of nineteenth century middle class society: providing through scholarship and literature an apparently ideal vehicle for passing on cherished ideas and values to a rising generation" (Rowbotham, 141).