Memoirs of the Life of Henriette-Sylvie de Moliere: A Novel by Madame de Villedieu

By Madame de Villedieu

Referred to as Madame de Villedieu, Marie-Catherine Desjardins (ca. 1640-83) was once a prolific author who performed a tremendous position within the evolution of the early glossy French novel. one of many earliest ladies to put in writing for a residing, she defied cultural conference through changing into an innovator and beautiful to well known tastes via fiction, drama, and poetry.Memoirs of the lifetime of Henriette-Sylvie de Moli?re, a semi autobiographical novel, portrays an enterprising girl who writes the tale of her lifestyles, a fancy story that runs counter to social expectancies and novelistic conventions. A impressive paintings, the tale skillfully mixes genuine occasions from the author's existence with fictional adventures. At a time whilst few ladies released, Villedieu's Memoirs is an important fulfillment in making a voice for the early smooth girl author. Produced whereas the French novel shape was once nonetheless in its infancy, it's going to be welcomed through any pupil of women's writing or the early improvement of the unconventional.

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Paris: Charles de Sercy, 1660. ] Tallemant des Réaux, Gédéon. Historiettes. 2 vols. Ed. Antoine Adam. Paris: Gallimard, 1960 – 61. S E C O N D A RY S O U R C E S Aronson, Nicole. Mademoiselle de Scudéry, ou Le voyage au pays de Tendre. Paris: Fayard, 1986. Assaf, Francis. ” In Actes de Wake Forest: L’Image du souverain dans le théatre de 1600 à 1650/Maximes/Madame de Villedieu, ed. Milorad R. Margitic and Byron R. Wells, 361–77. Paris: PFSCL, 1987. Ballaster, Ros. Seductive Forms. Women’s Amatory Fiction from 1684 to 1740.

Roman et société sous Louis XIV: Madame de Villedieu (Marie-Catherine Desjardins 1640– 1683). 2 vols. Paris: Honoré Champion, 1979. DeJean, Joan. Ancients against Moderns: Culture Wars and the Making of a Fin de Siècle. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997. ———. ” In An Inimitable Example: The Case for “The Princesse de Clèves,” ed. Patrick Henry, 39–70. Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 1992. ———. Tender Geographies: Women and the Origins of the Novel in France. New York: Columbia University Press, 1991.

17 (St. Louis: Washington University Press, 1947), and Micheline Cuénin, Roman et société sous Louis XIV: Madame de Villedieu (MarieCatherine Desjardins, 1640–1683), 2 vols. (Paris: Honoré Champion, 1979). There are also significant difficulties in establishing a fully reliable bibliography of first editions of Villedieu’s works. Because of her popularity, spurious works were attributed to her both during her life and after her death. Cuénin’s scholarship provides the most reliable guide to Villedieu’s bibliography.

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