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

A Woman, A Man, and Two Kingdoms: The Story of Madame d'Épinay and 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 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.

Originally published in 1993.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780691602790
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 07/14/2014
Series: Princeton Legacy Library , #243
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 940,017
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

  • FrontMatter, pg. i
  • CONTENTS, pg. vii
  • AUTHOR'S NOTE, pg. xi
  • Preface, pg. xiii
  • Part One. The Friends, pg. 1
  • Part Two. The Correspondence, pg. 127
  • Notes, pg. 247
  • Selected Bibliography, pg. 265
  • Index, pg. 271

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