Robert Darnton Biography
Robert Darnton is the Davis Professor of European History at Princeton University. His latest books include Gens de lettres, gens du livre (1992); The Forbidden Best-Sellers of Pre-Revolutionary France (1995); Démocratie, co-edited with Olivier Duhamel (1998); and a chapter in The Darnton Debate: Books and Revolution in the Eighteenth Century (1998). He is currently preparing an electronic book on the history of books in eighteenth-century France.
Mesmerism and the end of the Enlightenment in France. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1968.
The widening circle: essays on the circulation of literature in eighteenth-century Europe, by Robert Darnton, Bernhard Fabian, Roy McKeen Wiles; edited by Paul J. Korshin. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1976.
The business of enlightenment: a publishing history of the Encyclopédie, 1775-1800, by Robert Darnton. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1979.
The literary underground of the Old Regime, by Robert Darnton. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1982.
Bohème littéraire et révolution : le monde des livres au XVIIIe siècle, by Robert Darnton. Selections. French. Paris: Gallimard: Seuil, 1983.
The great cat massacre and other episodes in French cultural history, by Robert Darnton. New York: Basic Books, 1984.
Revolution in print: the press in France, 1775-1800, by Robert Darnton and Daniel Roche, editors. Berkeley: University of California Press in collaboration with the New York Public Library, 1989.
What was revolutionary about the French Revolution? by Robert Darnton. 1st ed. Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, Markham Press Fund, 1990.
The kiss of Lamourette: reflections in cultural history, by Robert Darnton. 1st ed. New York: Norton, 1990.
Berlin journal, 1989-1990, by Robert Darnton. 1st ed. New York: Norton, 1991.
Edition et sédition : l'univers de la littérature clandestine au XVIIIe siècle, by Robert Darnton. Paris: Gallimard, 1991.
The corpus of clandestine literature in France, 1769-1789, by Robert Darnton. 1st ed. New York: W.W. Norton, c1995.
The forbidden best-sellers of pre-revolutionary France, by Robert Darnton. New York: W.W. Norton, 1995.
Démocratie, sous la direction de Robert Darnton et Olivier Duhamel. Monaco: Editions du Rocher, 1998.
George Washington's false teeth: an unconventional guide to the eighteenth century, by Robert Darnton. New York: Norton, 2003.
Three Problems in Search of a Solution (Perspectives, February 1999)
A Program Reviving the Monograph (Perspectives, March 1999)
The Umbrella and the Chautauqua (Perspectives, April 1999)
History Lessons (Perspectives, September 1999)
Lawrence Stone, 1919-1999 (Perspectives, November 1999)
To Eric Foner: Bon Voyage! (Perspectives, January 2000)