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Madame de Staël

Madame de Staël
Her Friends, and her Influence in Politics and Literature
3 Volume Set

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - European History

  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108059886

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  • An accomplished biographer of figures ranging from Talleyrand to Cardinal Newman, Charlotte Blennerhassett (1843–1917) originally published this three-volume study in German. Reissued here is the English translation of 1889 by J. E. Gordon Cumming. Madame de Staël (1766–1817), an intellectual in Paris at the turn of the nineteenth century, was ranked by Auguste Comte as among the 'great men' of the era. A novelist, salonnière, literary and social critic, and follower of Rousseau, she became keenly involved in the opposition to Louis XVI. Volume 1 addresses Madame de Staël's life up to the Revolution, examining her ancestry, family and views on marriage, slavery and politics. Volume 2 addresses her life after the Revolution, examining the ascent of Napoleon, her exile to Switzerland and her celebrated visit to England. Volume 3 includes an account of her friendships with Goethe and Schiller, her travels in Italy and her return to Paris after Napoleon's defeat.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108059886
    • length: 1664 pages
    • dimensions: 220 x 143 x 105 mm
    • weight: 1.9kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Translator's note
    1. The Necker family
    2. Necker retires from business
    3. Anne Necker and Bonstetten
    4. Madame de Staël on marriage
    5. Calonne
    6. The états généraux
    7. France after the October days. Volume 2:
    1. Necker's book
    2. 1791
    3. The 10th of August
    4. The 9th Thermidor
    5. Essai sur les fictions
    6. Pamphlet by Benjamin Constant
    7. Delphine. Volume 3:
    1. Goethe and Madame de Staël
    2. Madame de Staël in Berlin
    3. The winter of 1806 in Geneva
    4. Benjamin Constant's marriage
    5. Madame de Staël's early religious views
    6. Arrival in Sweden
    7. The restoration

  • Author

    Charlotte Blennerhassett


    Jane Eliza Gordon Cumming

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