Madeleine de Scudéry
Standard Name: Scudéry, Madeleine de
Birth Name: Madeleine de Scudéry
Pseudonym: Monsieur de Scudéry
Used Form: Madeleine de Scudery
MS is the most famous of the seventeenth-century French authors of heroic romances: fictions of great length, which centred on the lives, loves, and philosophical disquisitions of aristocratic characters. She also wrote poetry and letters.
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|Education||Hester Mulso Chapone||
Hester's early reading included romances such as those of Madeleine de Scudéry . She taught herself modern languages, music, drawing, and some Latin. At fifteen she was reading theology.
She later recalled how she listened to fairy stories told her by Mrs Carter, how she read out chapters of the Bible in French, and loved the still new and fashionable French romances in their...
|Education||Stéphanie-Félicité de Genlis||
Stéphanie-Félicité was seven when her governess, who was only sixteen, joined the family. In later years she regularly stressed the inadequacy of the way French girls of her class were taught, arguing in Discours sur...
|Friends, Associates||Marie de Sévigné|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Sarah Murray||
This volume opens with The Plan of a School, and then, continuing a story-line from volume one, with Mrs Wheatley's demanding of Miss Le Maine how she can use rouge and plume herself on...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Julia O'Faolain||
The topics covered in richly informative detail, far too many to enumerate, include a father's life-or-death rights over his offspring in ancient Greece, while such topics as buying and selling sex, or the relation...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Mary Pix||
Belinda (a reader of Scudéry who has adopted a romance name) flees her home in resistance against an arranged marriage, and meets Sir Charles, a younger son who has gone through with an arranged marriage...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Jane Porter||
JP 's original introduction (to which she later added further memories of colourful Scots characters from her childhood in Edinburgh) mentions exhaustive consultation of historians, and makes no direct allusion to the verse romance...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Lady Hester Pulter|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Sappho|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Susan Smythies||
The novel offers in passing an amusing catalogue of an old-fashioned library, whose first items are heroic romances like Ibraham; Cassandra; Cleopatra [by Madeleine de Scudéry and Gauthier de La Calprenède ]. Several...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Charlotte Lennox||
Arabella is a reading heroine. Brought up on her dead mother's collection of French romances, she has been savouring a universal power over men, which exists only in her imagination. For this reason she scorns...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Marie-Catherine de Villedieu||
The author claims that Cléonice, a novel of intrigue, is a new form, more realistic than the longer heroic romances of, for instance, Madeleine de Scudéry It forswears flowery, descriptive scene-setting with a jab...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Anna Letitia Barbauld||
The allegorising of emotional life as geographical features blends the erotic, prudential, and comic. Behind this map stands the famous Carte de tendre in Madeleine de Scudéry 's Clélie, 1654-61.
The Rev. William Dodd published his novelThe Sisters; or, The History of Lucy and Caroline Sanson, Entrusted to a False Friend, a morally oversimplified example of the bad-sister-damned/good-sister-saved plot.