Mon Cher Papa: Franklin and the Ladies of Paris

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Yale University Press, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 404 pages
This engaging account of Franklin's years in Paris and his numerous friendships and romantic conquests there draws on letters written to and from Franklin. Widely praised when it was first published more than twenty years ago, the book provides intriguing insights into eighteenth-century France and the life and the character of America's first ambassador.
 

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Contents

The Toast of Paris
1
Madame Brillon Suitor
29
Madame Brillons Papa
55
Madame Brillon Genius
89
Friends and Neighbors in Passy
123
La Comtesse dHoudetot
151
From Queen to Countess
179
From Bourgeoise to Beggar
207
Notre Dame dAuteuil
243
LAcadémie dAuteuil
273
The Parting of the Ways
303
Chronology of Franklin Dealings with France
335
Bibliographical Note to Franklin Years in Paris
341
Notes
357
Index
379
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