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The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History
The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History
Author: Robert Darnton
When the apprentices of a Paris printing shop in the 1730s held a series of mock trials and then hanged all the cats they could lay their hands on, why did they find it so hilariously funny that they choked with laughter when they reenacted it in pantomime some twenty times? Why in the 18th century version of "Little Red Riding Hood" did the wol...  more »
ISBN: 387353
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 298
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Publisher: Vintage Books
Book Type: Paperback
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