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Author : Madame de Staël (Anne-Louise-Germaine)
ISBN : UOM:39015073722293
Genre : German literature
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Madame De Sta L

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ISBN : UVA:X000613691
Genre : Coppet (Switzerland)
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Madame De Stael And The Grand Duchess Louise

Author : Madame de Stael
ISBN : OXFORD:600024272
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Madame De Stael

Author : Maria Fairweather
ISBN : 9781472113306
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The influence of the salons of Paris on the thought and culture of the eighteenth century would be difficult to overstate. They were both intellectual powerhouses and also assemblies where the latest and most extreme fashion was displayed. 'Young gallants...wearing silk waistcoats embroidered with Chinese pagodas, making love to ladies reclining negligently against the cushions...or accepting small cups of chocolate from the hands of Negro pages', thus Harold Nicolson describes the drawings of the time in his book "The Age of Reason". These meeting places for the vanguard of society were presided over by a succession of brilliantly clever women, the salonieres, and the most brilliant and clever of all of them was Madame de Stael. Although she died at the age of 51 she filled her life to the brim, and enjoyed a hugely influential role among the great names of the day. Born Germaine Necker, in Paris on 22 April 1766, her father was a powerful banker and her mother a Swiss pastor's daughter who never got over her good fortune in marrying a rich man. In 1786 Germaine was married to a secretary in the Swedish embassy called de Stael, but although she thought him 'a perfect gentleman' she also found him dull and clumsy. She began to take lovers - the Vicomte de Narbonne and possibly Talleyrand - and then Benjamin Constant, in whom she at last met her intellectual equal. In 1806 her novel "Delphine" was published. It was an instant success and praised by Goethe and Byron, among others. Her salon thronged with glittering visitors including The Tsar, Talleyrand,and Wellington. Maria Fairweather gives an entrancing account of this vanished world, so merciless to outsiders, but for those of the inner circle incomparably glamorous and exciting.

Madame De Sta L

Author : Charlotte Blennerhassett
ISBN : 9781108059879
Genre : History
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This three-volume study, translated into English and published in 1889, illuminates the life of a renowned author, intellectual and salonnière.

Madame De Sta L

Author : Angelica Goodden
ISBN : 9780191608117
Genre : Literary Criticism
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How does exile beget writing, and writing exile? What kind of writing can both be fuelled by absence and prolong it? Exile, which was meant to imprison her, paradoxically gave Madame de Staël a freedom that enabled her to be as active a dissident as any woman in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries was capable of being. Repeatedly banished for her nonconformism, she felt she had been made to suffer twice over, first for political daring and then for daring, as a woman, to be political (a particularly grave offence in the eyes of the misogynist Napoleon). Yet her outspokenness - in novels, comparative literary studies, and works of political and social theory - made her seem as much a threat outside her beloved France as within it, while her friendship with statesmen, soldiers, and literary figures such as Byron, Fanny Burney, Goethe, and Schiller simply added to her dangerous celebrity. She preached the virtues of liberalism and freedom wherever she went, turning the experiences of her enforced absence into an arsenal to use against all who tried to suppress her. Even Napoleon, perhaps her greatest foe, conceded, from his own exile on St Helena that she would last. Her unremitting activity as a speaker and writer made her into precisely the sort of activist no woman at that time was permitted to be; yet she paradoxically remained a reluctant feminist, seeming even to connive at the inferior status society granted her sex at the same time as vociferously challenging it, and remaining torn by the conflicting demands of public and private life.

Madame De Sta L And The Grand Duchess Louise

Author : Amélie Cyvoct Lenormant
ISBN : IOWA:31858006129708
Genre : Europe
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Voltaire Rousseau Condorcet Mirabeau Madame Roland Madame De Stael

Author : Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
ISBN : NYPL:33433067379010
Genre : Authors, French
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The Biographies Of Madame De Sta L And Madame Roland

Author : Lydia Maria Child
ISBN : UVA:X030806076
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Madame De Sta L A Study Of Her Life And Times

Author : Abel Stevens
ISBN : WISC:89094739356
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