Madame de Sevigne: A Seventeenth-Century Life / Edition 1

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Madame de Sevigne made a significant contribution to the understanding of seventeenth-century France through her voluminous correspondence. The most famous epistoliere of the Splendid Century, the Marquise recorded important political events, religious controversies, wars and disasters, medical practices and the social and cultural life of the court of Louis XIV. She was a keen observer and brilliant writer; her literary style has been admired for over three hundred years.

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"With Madame de Sevigne: A Seventeenth Century Life, Jeanne A. and William T. Ojala, provide a solid and extremely readable account of Mme de Sevigne's life that would be of value to the interested student and specialist alike. This well-researched text gives the reader a good selection of Mme de Sevigne's correspondence which supports the author's arguments and illustrates her unique powers of observation as she moves through seventeenth century society." —AUMLA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780854961696
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Series: Women's Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

William T. Ojala is Associate Professor in the English Department at Arizona State University.

Jeanne A. Ojala is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Utah.

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