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PostPosted: 18 Sep 2014, 09:59 
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The letters of Madame de Sevigne

Author: Sévigné, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de, 1626-1696

Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (5 February 1626 – 17 April 1696) was a French aristocrat, remembered for her letter-writing. Most of her letters, celebrated for their wit and vividness, were addressed to her daughter. She is revered in France as one of the great icons of French literature.

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PostPosted: 18 Sep 2014, 10:01 
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Selected Letters by Madame de Sévigné,
Leonard Tancock (Translator)

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One of the world's greatest correspondents, Madame de Sevigne paints an extraordinarily vivid picture of France at the time of Louis XIV, in eloquent letters written throughout her life to family and friends. A significant figure in French society and literary circles, whose close friends included Madame de La Fayette and La Rochefoucauld, she reflected on both significant historical events and personal issues, and in this selection of the most significant letters, spanning almost fifty years, she is by turns humorous and melancholic, profound and superficial. Whether describing the new plays of Racine and Moliere, speculating on court scandals including the intrigues of the King's mistresses or relating her own family concerns, Madame de Sevigne provides throughout an intriguing portrait of the lost age of Le Roi Soleil


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Yes, letters of mme de Sevigné are very interesting - there are many autenthic and close informations about the process with Fouquet (she was his friend wasn't she??) and about Lauzun's relashionship with Grande Mademoiselle and of course king's rejection the marriage - madame de Sevigné desribes every minute of it, amazing!


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