Madame Du Deffand and Her World
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Madame Du Deffand and Her World by Benedetta Craveri
Book DescriptionMadame du Deffand (1696-1780) was a minor French aristocrat who, bored by her marriage, threw herself into scandalous relationships with leading noblemen, including the French Regent. She later re-invented herself as a highly successful salonniere, her salon being frequented by leading thinkers of the day. She also maintained very witty, perceptive correspondences with Voltaire (whose letters back are full expositions of his philosophy) and later with Horace Walpole with whom she fell deeply in love, much to his shock.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781870015790
(216mm x 139mm x 45mm)
Imprint: Peter Halban Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Peter Halban Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Benedetta Craveri
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An award-winning look at French salons and the women who presided over them.
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Author Biography - Benedetta Craveri
A professor of French Literature at the University of Tuscia in Viterbo, Italy, Benedetta Craveri was born in Rome and now lives partly in Brussels. (Her husband is a French amabassador to NATO). A frequent contributor to the NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS
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