A Woman, a Man, and Two Kingdoms: The Story of Madame d'Epinay and the Abbe Galiani

A Woman, a Man, and Two Kingdoms: The Story of Madame d'Epinay and the Abbe Galiani

by Francis Steegmuller
     
 

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Pre-revolutionary Paris comes to life in this fascinating story surrounding the correspondence between two colorful and witty society figures: the French author Louise d'Épinay and the Italian priest-diplomat Ferdinando Galiani. Their friends included Voltaire, Diderot, Melchior Grimm, and the famous women of the salons, and their letters touched upon

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Pre-revolutionary Paris comes to life in this fascinating story surrounding the correspondence between two colorful and witty society figures: the French author Louise d'Épinay and the Italian priest-diplomat Ferdinando Galiani. Their friends included Voltaire, Diderot, Melchior Grimm, and the famous women of the salons, and their letters touched upon everything from social gossip to issues of education and politics. Francis Steegmuller's book is at once a unique history and a charming account of friendship sustained in a turbulent age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804151320
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/23/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
File size:
4 MB

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