Letters to Pauline

Letters to Pauline

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Determined to take his deeply loved younger sister's education in hand, Stendhal was obliged to continue her tuition in epistolary fashion on leaving Grenoble. In these letters, he instructs her on what to read, study, whether to get married, and how to relieve the tedium of life in a provincial town.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 126 x 190 x 8mm | 200g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1843911671
  • 9781843911678
  • 1,039,124

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"This intelligently presented selection of letters from an elder brother to his favourite sister covers Stendhal's early years. . . . It was an inspired editorial decision to isolate the letters to Pauline, for it is here that his writing is honed as a form of address. . . . The letters are also, poignantly, a window on the limitations of the lives of women." --"Times Literary Supplement"
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About Stendhal

Stendhal (1783–1842) is most famous for his two realist masterpieces, La Chartreuse de Parme and Le Rouge et le Noir, which deal with the political and social landscape of Restoration France and Italy.
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