Selected Correspondence

Selected Correspondence

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In her letters Mme de Stael provides a panoramic historical outlook of the European literary, cultural and political scene between 1789 and 1817, i.e. the Revolution, the Napoleonic era and the Restoration.
This edition, as its French original, includes rare contemporary illustrations never published before in this connection.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 414 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 23.88mm | 877g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2000 ed.
  • XV, 414 p.
  • 0792360419
  • 9780792360414

Table of contents

1. Childhood and Adolescence. 2. Madame de Stael, Ambassadress of Sweden (1786). 3. The Beginnings of the Revolution (1789-1791). 4. Count de Narbonne (1792-1793). 5. Madame de Stael and her Friends in Switzerland (1793). 6. Count Ribbing, `The Beautiful Regicide' (1793-1795). 7. Madame de Stael, Benjamin Constant and the Directory (1795-1799). 8. The Opposition to Bonaparte; the Exile Begins (1800-1803). 9. The Journey to Germany, Weimar and Berlin (1803-1804). 10. The Death of Necker (1804). 11. Corinne and Italy (1805). 12. `The Terrible Year 1806' and the Great Days of Coppet. 13. The Stay in Vienna and Maurice O'Donnell (1808-1809). 14. The Crisis of `On Germany' (1810-1812). 15. The Great Journey, Russia, Sweden, England (1812-1814). 16. Return to France, the Hundred Days, the Restoration (1814-1815). 17. Albertine's Wedding, the Year with Byron, Death (1815-1817).
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