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The Novels Of Madame De Souza In Social And Political Perspective Kirsty Carpenter

The Novels Of Madame De Souza In Social And Political Perspective

Kirsty Carpenter

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ISBN : 9780820480183
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280 pages
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Madame de Souzas seven major novels written in the period from 1794 to 1822 show the emergence of the female-authored French novel, and the novels role as a vehicle for political ideas during the revolutionary period. The novels- Adele de Senange,MoreMadame de Souzas seven major novels written in the period from 1794 to 1822 show the emergence of the female-authored French novel, and the novels role as a vehicle for political ideas during the revolutionary period. The novels- Adele de Senange, Emilie et Alphonse, Charles et Marie, Eugenie et Mathilde, Eugene de Rothelin, Mademoiselle de Tournon, and La comtesse de Fargy, make an important contribution to early nineteenth-century French literature. Madame de Souza was an acute observer of the intimate workings of Paris society, and of social and political change in the years 1789-1830. Unedited extracts from her novels, Etre et Paraitre and other less complete manuscripts appear here in print for the first time. The author was born in 1761, and lived through the political regimes of a Revolution, Empire and Restoration, dying in Paris, in 1836. She had a long life filled with friends, correspondents, and travels in Britain and Europe, and she was admired by literary critics like Sismondi and Marie-Joseph Chenier. Until now, a small amount of research has been focused on her first novel, Adele de Senange, but this book shows that this is only one of seven works that should be better known than they are at present.