Madame de Stael: The First Modern Woman
ďI loved this book!ĒóCarolyn See, Washington PostOf political and intellectual prominence, the daughter of Jacques Necker and the wife of Swedenís ambassador to the French court, Madame de StaŽl held the limelight as a philosopher, political figure, and prolific writer. She was demonized by Napoleon for her forthrightness, her intellect, and her progressive salon. Force of nature and ultimate enthusiast, Madame de StaŽl struggled against all that was tyrannical or passionless in her time, leaving Europe a legacy of enlightened liberalism.
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Review: Madame de Stael: The First Modern WomanUser Review - Msellen88 - Goodreads
Selected by my book club in 2009 as we met in Geneva, Switzerland, close to the village of Coppet where Madame de Stael lived for most of her life. Yes, her Chateau is still standing and you may visit ... Read full review
Review: Madame de Stael: The First Modern WomanUser Review - Erin - Goodreads
Engaging, witty and full of wonderful insight, Francine du Plessix Gray's biography "Madame de Stael" was simply a joy to read. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in Women's Studies and French history, along with any avid biography readers. Read full review