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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Overview

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.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: 9780691024899
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 06/21/1993
Edition description: 1st Princeton pbk. printing
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

  • FrontMatter, pg. i
  • CONTENTS, pg. vii
  • ILLUSTRATIONS, pg. ix
  • 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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