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The Resource Madame de Staël : the first modern woman, Francine du Plessix Gray

Madame de Staël : the first modern woman, Francine du Plessix Gray

Label
Madame de Staël : the first modern woman
Title
Madame de Staël
Title remainder
the first modern woman
Statement of responsibility
Francine du Plessix Gray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the great literary forces of her age or any age, Germaine de Stael was born into the political and intellectual aristocracy of her time. The daughter of Jacques Necker, Louis XVI's finance minister; she married Sweden's ambassador to the French court and for two decades held the limelight as a political figure and prolific writer. Admittedly not a beauty, she was nonetheless notoriously seductive and enjoyed whirlwind affairs with some of the most influential men of her time. She was demonized by Napoleon for her forthrightness, her powerful intellect, and her prestigious salon, a hothouse of subversive ideas and sexual intrigue. The Emperor exiled her, on and off, for the last two decades of her life." "Madame de Stael - force of nature, exuberant idealist, and ultimate enthusiast - waged a lifelong struggle against all that was tyrannical, cynical, or passionless in her time; and left a legacy of enlightened liberalism that radiated throughout Europe during the nineteenth century."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gray, Francine du Plessix
Dewey number
944.04092
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2431.Z5
LC item number
G72 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Staël
  • Women authors, French
  • Authors, French
  • Women authors, French
  • Authors, French
  • Women intellectuals
  • Intellectuals
  • France
  • France
Label
Madame de Staël : the first modern woman, Francine du Plessix Gray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [244]-246)
Contents
Part I -- Growing up -- Listening -- Loving -- Conversing -- Romancing -- Surviving -- Lobbying -- Safeguarding -- Part II -- Benjamin Constant -- Napoleon Bonaparte -- "I shall break her, I shall crush her" -- L'Allemagne -- Corinne -- The emperor of matter and the mistress of mind -- The last salons -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn227016437
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
248 p.
Isbn
9781934633175
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)227016437
Label
Madame de Staël : the first modern woman, Francine du Plessix Gray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [244]-246)
Contents
Part I -- Growing up -- Listening -- Loving -- Conversing -- Romancing -- Surviving -- Lobbying -- Safeguarding -- Part II -- Benjamin Constant -- Napoleon Bonaparte -- "I shall break her, I shall crush her" -- L'Allemagne -- Corinne -- The emperor of matter and the mistress of mind -- The last salons -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn227016437
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
248 p.
Isbn
9781934633175
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)227016437

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