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Delphine

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ISBN-10: 0875805671

ISBN-13: 9780875805672

Edition: 1995

Authors: Germaine de Sta�l, Avriel Goldberger

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Germaine de Sta�l's first major novel, Delphine, published in 1802, is a profound commentary on the status of women during a critical period of French political history. Delphine's eighteenth-century conventional form as an epistolary novel masks its unconventional questioning of accepted values and norms. From the start, the Napoleonic government understood that Delphine was more than just a tale of tragic love. Though Sta�l disclaimed any intention of writing a political novel, the subversive aspects of a book dedicated to "The France of Silence" were not lost on Bonaparte, who prompty exiled the author from Paris. Perhaps most unacceptable to Napoleon was Sta�l's assertion of the…    
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 7/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 511
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.31" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Anne-Louise Germaine Necker, baronne de Sta�l-Holstein, connue sous le nom de Madame de Sta�l, n�e et morte � Paris (1766 - 1817), est un �crivain et une philosophe fran�aise d'origine valdo-genevoise.