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The Female Protagonist in the Nouvelles of Madame de Villedieu

£29.99

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This book offers a major assessment of representative seventeenth-century nouvelles in France. The study shows how Mme de Villedieu (Marie-Catherine Desjardins), a popular and prolific writer at the time of Louis XIV, modified the genre creating a new form, the nouvelle galante. Dr. Klein traces changing concepts of form and at the same time changing modes of representing the female protagonists. One finds in Villedieu's narratives the emergence of a new image of the heroine who presents a new language and aesthetic of love. Thoroughly researched, this well written book shows that Mme de Villedieu's influence as a writer was indeed far-reaching and long-lasting.

Condition very good to fine. Hardback cover lightly scuffed with a slight dent top left corner, minor marking to page edges, otherwise very crisp.

Item details

Author(s):
Klein, Nancy D
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.25inches x 6.25inches
Edition:
1992
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0820419656
Number of pages:
221
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing inc.
Title:
The Female Protagonist In The Nouvelle Of Madame De Villedieu

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This book offers a major assessment of representative seventeenth-century nouvelles in France. The study shows how Mme de Villedieu (Marie-Catherine Desjardins), a popular and prolific writer at the time of Louis XIV, modified the genre creating a new form, the nouvelle galante. Dr. Klein traces changing concepts of form and at the same time changing modes of representing the female protagonists. One finds in Villedieu's narratives the emergence of a new image of the heroine who presents a new language and aesthetic of love. Thoroughly researched, this well written book shows that Mme de Villedieu's influence as a writer was indeed far-reaching and long-lasting.

Condition very good to fine. Hardback cover lightly scuffed with a slight dent top left corner, minor marking to page edges, otherwise very crisp.

Author(s):
Klein, Nancy D
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9.25inches x 6.25inches
Edition:
1992
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0820419656
Number of pages:
221
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing inc.
Title:
The Female Protagonist In The Nouvelle Of Madame De Villedieu

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