Germaine de Sta L

Germaine de Sta L

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Anne Louise Germaine de Sta l-Holstein commonly known as Madame de Sta l, was a French-speaking Swiss author living in Paris and abroad. She influenced literary tastes in Europe at the turn of the 19th century. Anne Louise Germaine Necker was born in Paris, France. Her father was the prominent Swiss banker and statesman Jacques Necker, who was the Director of Finance under King Louis XVI of France. Her mother was Suzanne Curchod, almost equally famous for being the early love of Edward Gibbon, being the wife of Necker himself, and being the mistress of one of the most popular salons of Paris. Mother and daughter had little sympathy for each other. Mme Necker, despite her talents, her beauty and her fondness for philosophic society, was strictly decorous, somewhat reserved, and wanted to bring up her daughter with the discipline of her own childhood. Anne Louise was from her earliest years a romp, a coquette, and passionately desirous of prominence and attention. They seem to have had a sort of rivalry for the chief place in Necker's affections.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 613581544X
  • 9786135815443