Manette Salomon, the Goncourt brothers’ sixth novel, captures the lives and creative struggles of artists working in Paris in the 1840s and 1850s. Published in 1867, it was the first novel to provide a realistic depiction of the contemporary art world of nineteenth-century France. Overshadowed since the nineteenth century by Emile Zola’s novel L’Œuvre (1886), Manette Salomon has been revisited by recent scholarship and is now recognized as a significant representation of the artist in nineteenth-century French fiction.
Manette Salomon is one of the seven novels co-authored by Jules and Edmond de Goncourt before Jules’ untimely death at age thirty-nine in 1…
Citation: Skokowski, Rachel. "Manette Salomon". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 October 2017 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=28330, accessed 06 February 2023.]