Memoirs of the Comtesse de Boigne: 1781-1815

Memoirs of the Comtesse de Boigne: 1781-1815

by Comtesse de Boigne, Anka Muhlstein
     
 

“We must rejoice at the publication of these memoirs. . . . Providing portraits and some unforgettable scenes with a keen sense of detail, Mme de Boigne’s memoirs were greatly admired by Marcel Proust.”—Victor Brombert

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“We must rejoice at the publication of these memoirs. . . . Providing portraits and some unforgettable scenes with a keen sense of detail, Mme de Boigne’s memoirs were greatly admired by Marcel Proust.”—Victor Brombert

Editorial Reviews

The Los Angeles Times
Published in 1907, the French edition of the memoirs runs for 1,934 pages in four fat volumes. The present translation, which omits the last 540 pages, offers 456 pages of text in two slender volumes, rich and full of the life and color of the times, further enhanced by Anka Muhlstein's useful introduction, chronologies, family trees and copious dictionaries of characters that help to guide the reader. — Eugen Weber

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885586636
Publisher:
Turtle Point Press
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

The Comtesse de Boigne was an exceptional woman and a gifted writer, an astute observer of people and events during France's great period of turmoil (1789-1830). Often at the center of things and open minded, she had an insider's insight. -Victor Brombert Anka Muhlstein's lively biography, translated by Teresa Waugh, introduces American readers to Astolphe de Custine, a passionalte literary figure, a poet, playwright, essayist, traveler, aristocrat and homosexual adventurer.

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