Marie-Catherine d' Aulnoy

Standard Name: Aulnoy, Marie-Catherine d'
Birth Name: Marie-Catherine Lejumel de Barneville
Married Name: Marie-Catherine La Mothe
Titled: Marie-Catherine La Mothe, baronne d'Aulnoy
Titled: Marie-Catherine La Mothe, comtesse d'Aulnoy
Indexed Name: Countess Daulnoy
Indexed Name: Madame D'Aulnoy
Used Form: Madame d's Aulnoy
Used Form: a person of quality
Used Form: the Countess d'Anois
Used Form: the Countess of Dunois
MCA , novelist or historical romance-writer, travel-writer, author of fairy tales and scandal fictions, was highly influential in each of these roles in England in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century, as well as her native France. She belonged in the popular tradition, as is shown by the constant reshuffling of her writings, complete or in part, sometimes spliced with the writings of others. Where no copies of a particular printing survive, they were probably read to pieces. New translations in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century show her continuing importance to women writing in English.


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Anthologization A. S. Byatt
In the same year as this collection, 1994, ASB contributed a story, The Great Green Worm translated from Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy , to Wonder Tales: Six Stories of Enchantment, edited by Marina Warner .
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Education Simone de Beauvoir
SB knew her alphabet at three, and learned to read quickly once she suddenly perceived that the letters were symbols.
Beauvoir, Simone de. Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter. Translator Kirkup, James, Penguin.
Later, the scanty resources of my city childhood could not compete with the riches...
Intertextuality and Influence Delarivier Manley
DM 's The Lady's Pacquet of Letters, a work of fiction, was published bound with d'Aulnoy 's Memoirs of the Court of England and another work.
Ballaster, Ros. “Early Women Writers: Lives and Times. Delarivier Manley (c. 1663-1724)”. The Female Spectator (1995-), Vol.
, No. 1, pp. 2-5.
Manley, Delarivier. “Editorial Materials”. A Woman of No Character: An Autobiography of Mrs Manley, edited by Fidelis Morgan, Faber, p. various pages.
Intertextuality and Influence Delarivier Manley
A political scandal-novel or secret history published in London as originally by Madame d'Aulnoy re-used DM 's title: Bribery in Perfection . . . being fresh Advices from the new Atalantis.
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.
Intertextuality and Influence Delarivier Manley
Though she based the Letters on fact, DM explicitly shaped them to the tradition of d'Aulnoy 's fictional travel-letters about Spain. And even her quest for solitude was patterned after Horace and Cowley .
Publishing Ephelia
The book was handsomely produced, having a decorated dedication page, and a frontispiece featuring an oval portrait (or fictitious portrait) of Ephelia, with a heraldic badge above the picture and a pedestal bearing her engraved...
Publishing Penelope Aubin
PA 's second novel, The Life of Madam de Beaumount, a French Lady, was advertised as this day published by a conger of ten publishers (the same who also published travels by Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy
Textual Features Elizabeth Goudge
Her protagonist, Lucy Walter , was an actual person, mistress or perhaps wife to Charles II and mother of the Duke of Monmouth . EG was moved to write her story after reading Lucy Walter...
Textual Features Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins
This work extends and deepens the pictures given in her first book of reminiscences both of Johnson and his circle and of other people including women writers. LMH expresses admiration for Hester Piozzi 's letter...
Textual Features Delarivier Manley
The text belongs to a genre well-known in France as the chronique scandaleuse, and popularised in England through the writings of Madame d'Aulnoy (who had been much translated, and had already influenced DM ). It...
Textual Features Sarah Trimmer
In addition to Catharine Cappe 's work on Sunday schools and versions of fairy stories by Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy , the magazine reviewed work by a whole library of didactic, pedagogical, or improving writers, reprinted as...
Textual Production Samuel Johnson
The idea that Johnson modelled the tripartite structure of his most substantial lives on a work by Marie-Catherine d' Aulnoy is probably a mistake. The Recueils des plus belles pièces des poëtes François, 1692...
Textual Production Jean Plaidy
Lucy Walter (who had become a fictional heroine early, in Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy 's Memoirs of the Court of England, 1695, and was soon to be treated by Elizabeth Goudge in The Child from the...
Textual Production Anne Thackeray Ritchie
ATR wrote a memorial preface to Poems and Music by Anne Evans in 1880. In 1892 she drew on her father 's ideas for a largely anecdotal introduction to Elizabeth Gaskell 's Cranford.
Callow, Steven D. “A Biographical Sketch of Lady Anne Thackeray Ritchie”. Virginia Woolf Quarterly, Vol.
, pp. 285-7.
Textual Production Marina Warner
The original authors of the tales were writers, the majority of them women, living in Paris during the reign of Louis XIV: Marie-Catherine d'Aulnoy , Marie-Jeanne L'Heritier de Villandon , Henriette-Julie de Murat , Charles Perrault


6 July 1685: The Duke of Monmouth's Rebellion, aimed at...

National or international item

6 July 1685

The Duke of Monmouth 's Rebellion, aimed at getting possession of the throne, ended in defeat at Sedgemoor in Somerset, with much loss of life.

1756: Jeanne Le Prince de Beaumont published Le...

Writing climate item


Jeanne Le Prince de Beaumont published Le Magasin des enfants, a collection containing the first influential and literary formulation of the popular fairy storyBeauty and the Beast.


Aulnoy, Marie-Catherine d’. Hypolitus, Earl of Douglas. James Woodward, 1708.
Aulnoy, Marie-Catherine d’, and Delarivier Manley. Memoirs of the Court of England. B. Bragg, 1707.
Aulnoy, Marie-Catherine d’. The Diverting Works of the Countess d’Anois. John Nicholson, John Sprint, and Andrew Brown for Samuel Burrows, 1707.
Aulnoy, Marie-Catherine d’ et al. The Fairy Tales of Madame d’Aulnoy. Translators Macdonell, Annie and Miss Lee, Lawrence and Bullen, 1892.
Aulnoy, Marie-Catherine d’. The History of Adolphus, Prince of Russia. R. T. , 1691.
Aulnoy, Marie-Catherine d’. The Ingenious and Diverting Letters of the Lady — Travels into Spain. Samuel Crouch, 1692.
Manley, Delarivier, and Marie-Catherine d’ Aulnoy. “The Lady’s Pacquet of Letters”. Memoirs of the Court of England, B. Bragg, 1707.
Aulnoy, Marie-Catherine d’. The Novels of Elizabeth Queen of England. Translator Hickman, Spencer, Vol.
2 vols.
, Mark Pardoe, 1681.