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Memoirs of the Life of Henriette-Sylvie De Moliere : A Novel - Mme.De Villedieu

Memoirs of the Life of Henriette-Sylvie De Moliere

A Novel

By: Mme.De Villedieu, Donna Kuizenga (Editor, Translator)

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Published: 1st May 2004
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Known as Madame de Villedieu, Marie-Catherine Desjardins (ca. 1640-83) was a prolific writer who played an important role in the evolution of the early modern French novel. One of the earliest women to write for a living, she defied cultural convention by becoming an innovator and appealing to popular tastes through fiction, drama, and poetry.

Memoirs of the Life of Henriette-Sylvie de Molière, a semi autobiographical novel, portrays an enterprising woman who writes the story of her life, a complex tale that runs counter to social expectations and novelistic conventions. A striking work, the story skillfully mixes real events from the author's life with fictional adventures. At a time when few women published, Villedieu's Memoirs is a significant achievement in creating a voice for the early modern woman writer. Produced while the French novel form was still in its infancy, it should be welcomed by any scholar of women's writing or the early development of the novel.

Madame de Villedieu, a Woman on Her Own
Volume Editor's Bibliography
Memoirs of the Life of Henriette-Sylvie de Moliegrave;re
Fragment of a Letter
Series Editors' Bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780226144207
ISBN-10: 0226144208
Series: Other Voice in Early Modern Europe
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st May 2004
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.5  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 2