Winegarten, Renee. Mme de Staël. Berg, 1985.
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|Cultural formation||Anne Dacier||
Anne and André Dacier were presented to the king while they were still Protestants, without any very positive results ensuing.
|Dedications||Marie-Catherine de Villedieu||
MCV 's Fables, ou histoires allégoriques, published in 1670, had earlier been presented to the king (their dedicatee) in the form of a splendid manuscript. Her interest in the genre may have been fed...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Germaine de Staël|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Lady Mary Wortley Montagu||
Her choice of genres came from her reading in French, not English, fiction, though Louisa (one of two survivors from a cycle of tales set at the court of Louis XIV of France) also...
|Intertextuality and Influence||Jane Barker|
|Literary responses||Rosina Bulwer Lytton, Baroness Lytton|
|Literary Setting||Ann Yearsley||
After her deliberately egotistical preface AY erases herself to present her novel as a manuscript written by her male protagonist, Henry, imprisoned in a castle on an island; his tale begins during the night of...
|Performance of text||Marie-Catherine de Villedieu||
MCV 's Le Favory became the first play by a woman to be given at a command performance before the French monarch (with newly-composed music by Jean-Baptiste Lully and a prologue, now lost, by Molière ).
Kuizenga, Donna. “Madame de Villeneuve”. Seventeenth-Century French Writers, edited by Françoise Jaouen, Gale, 2003.
|politics||Marie-Catherine d' Aulnoy||
Fairy-tale scholar Jack Zipes writes that although she was an aristocrat and has no appearance of being a rebel, she had been in some difficulty in King Louis XIV 's court,
and promulgated in...
Zipes, Jack. “The Origins of the Fairy Tale for Children or, How Script was Used To Tame the Beast in Us”. Children and Their Books: A Celebration of the Work of Iona and Peter Opie, edited by Gillian Avery and Julia Briggs, Clarendon Press, 1989, pp. 119 - 34.
King Louis XIV favoured them with apartments in the Louvre Palace, the royal residence in the centre of Paris, which became their home.
Spencer, Samia I., editor. Writers of the French Enlightenment I. Gale, 2005.
|Textual Features||Katharine Tynan||
In this first volume KT establishes three themes that recur throughout her later poetry collections: religion, Ireland, and nature. The four monologues here are spoken by historical or legendary heroines:
|Textual Features||Eliza Haywood||
This fast-paced story is another of those that Haywood planned as a warning against passion. Set at the court of France, it features a virtuous woman (niece to the historical character Madame de Montespan