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A daughter of the Seine; the life of Madame Roland,

Author: Jeanette Eaton
Publisher: New York and London, Harper & Bros., 1929.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a fictionalized biography of the French Revolutionary patriot and writer Jeanne Manon Roland de la Platiere (1754-1793), who became known simply by Madame Roland. She was the daughter of a Paris engraver who encouraged his daughter's interest in music, painting, and literature. As a young girl, she told to her grand-mother: "I'll call myself daughter of the Seine," and as an adult she often said that the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eaton, Jeanette.
Daughter of the Seine.
New York and London, Harper & Bros., 1929
(OCoLC)609681900
Named Person: Roland, Madame; Marie-Jeanne Phlipon Roland de la Platière; Roland, Madame; Marie Jeanne (Philipon) Roland de la Platière
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanette Eaton
ISBN: 999748889X 9789997488893
OCLC Number: 1029555
Notes: Maps on lining-papers.
"First edition."
Awards: Newbery Honor Book, 1930.
Description: 5 preliminary leaves, 324 pages frontispiece, plates, portraits 23 cm
Responsibility: by Jeanette Eaton.

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This is a fictionalized biography of the French Revolutionary patriot and writer Jeanne Manon Roland de la Platiere (1754-1793), who became known simply by Madame Roland. She was the daughter of a Paris engraver who encouraged his daughter's interest in music, painting, and literature. As a young girl, she told to her grand-mother: "I'll call myself daughter of the Seine," and as an adult she often said that the river was part of her soul. As a young woman she became interested in the radical ideas of Jean Jacques Rousseau and the movement for equality. She shared these enthusiasms with her husband, whom she married in 1780. After the outbreak of the Revolution, she formed a salon of followers, who late became known as the Girondists. Under the constitutional monarchy, her husband became minister of the interior, a post he held after the monarchy was overthrown. Madame Roland both directed her husband's career and influenced the important politicians of the period.(

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