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Madame De Stael

£2.99

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Eighteenth-century Parisian salons were venues for the social and political vanguard that were presided over by a succession of brilliantly clever women, the cleverest of whom was Madame de Stael. Born the daughter of a powerful banker, she married unsuccessfully, taking lovers as consolation - Talleyrand among them - and her life became enmeshed with the great and the good of her day. In Benjamin Constant she found her intellectual equal, and her novel, Delphine , was admired by Goethe and Byron. Napoleon felt differently: recognising her as a dangerous radical, he banished her. Maria Fairweather shows the Emperor was right to fear her - this society woman did indeed play a vital role in his downfall. Meticulously researched and entertaining, Fairweather brings to life both an extraordinary woman and the unusual times in which she lived.

Good condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Fairweather, Maria
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2005
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1841198161
ISBN-13:
9781841198163
Number of pages:
522
Publisher:
Constable

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Eighteenth-century Parisian salons were venues for the social and political vanguard that were presided over by a succession of brilliantly clever women, the cleverest of whom was Madame de Stael. Born the daughter of a powerful banker, she married unsuccessfully, taking lovers as consolation - Talleyrand among them - and her life became enmeshed with the great and the good of her day. In Benjamin Constant she found her intellectual equal, and her novel, Delphine , was admired by Goethe and Byron. Napoleon felt differently: recognising her as a dangerous radical, he banished her. Maria Fairweather shows the Emperor was right to fear her - this society woman did indeed play a vital role in his downfall. Meticulously researched and entertaining, Fairweather brings to life both an extraordinary woman and the unusual times in which she lived.

Good condition.

Author(s):
Fairweather, Maria
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
2005
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1841198161
ISBN-13:
9781841198163
Number of pages:
522
Publisher:
Constable

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