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Madame de Staël : the dangerous exile

Author: Angelica Goodden
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Madame de Staël's celebrity as a novelist, literary critic, and theorist made her the most famous woman in Europe in her day. Yet almost all of her bestselling writings were composed in exile from her beloved France - exiled for her political daring. Goodden explores the paradoxes of de Staël's life.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Staël, Madame de; Stael, Madame de; Staël, Madame de; Staël, Madame de; Anne Louise Germaine Staël-Holstein
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Angelica Goodden
ISBN: 9780199238095 019923809X
OCLC Number: 181422198
Description: 331 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Juniper Hall --
Passions before literature --
Delphine and its aftermath --
On Germany --
Corinne or Italy --
From Ennui to enterprise --
A quick trip from Coppet --
Lionized in London --
Eternal recurrence.
Responsibility: Angelica Goodden.
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