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The ARTFL Project, in collaboration with the Artamène Project's research team (Claude Bourqui, Alexandre Gefen, & Barbara Selmeci) is pleased to offer in its entirety an online version of the longest novel in French Literature, Madeleine de Scudéry's Artamène ou le Grand Cyrus (1649-1653) - 13,095 pages in its original edition, 7,443 in this online edition.

Presented in its orginal 17th Century format, using its original pagination and linking to page images taken from a contemporaneous edition, Artamène ou le Grand Cyrus is also fully searchable using ARTFL's PhiloLogic™ software.

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This site, along with, is part of a research project subsidized by the Fonds National Suisse de la Recherche Scientifique and hosted by the Institut de littérature française moderne de l'Université de Neuchâtel The search tools are provided through the PhiloLogic search engine in collaboration with the ARTFL Project, University of Chicago.

The overall objective of this site is to re-think the questions concerning the large novels of the Baroque period, of which le Grand Cyrus is but one example, while considering in particular the questions of structure and their relationship to various modes of reading

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