Marie de Sévigné
Standard Name: Sévigné, Marie de
Birth Name: Marie de Rabutin-Chantal
Married Name: Marie de Sévigné
Titled: Marie, marquise de Sévigné
Used Form: Marie de Sevigne
MS , who lived and wrote in seventeenth-century France, is widely regarded as one of the world's great letter-writers. The standard scholarly edition contains 1,372 letters.
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|Education||Marie-Madeleine de Lafayette||
Her education was remarkable even for her class. She even studied Hebrew as well as Latin, in which she was tutored along with the girl who later became Madame de Sevigné .
|Friends, Associates||Madeleine de Scudéry||
Her friends and associates included novelist Marie Madeleine de Lafayette , letter-writer Marie de Sévigné , and maxim-writer La Rochefoucauld .
|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||Catherine Gore||
Like CG 's Cecil he is a dandy in love with his own looks, which in his case include his exceptionally small size (said to be about that of a full-grown mouse). Of concomitant beauty...
|Literary responses||Elizabeth Moody||
The Gentleman's Magazine obituary of EM bestowed lavish praise on her letters, comparing them to those of Marie de Sévigné .
Gentleman’s Magazine. Various publishers.
84 (1814): 2: 613
|Literary responses||Barbarina Brand, Baroness Dacre||
Lady Dacre's friends called her a Sévigné for her letter-writing, but she told them to destroy her letters. Not all of them complied, but no doubt some of them did.
Barbarina Charlotte, Lady Grey,. A Family Chronicle. Lyster, GertrudeEditor , John Murray, 1908.
|Literary responses||Emily Eden||
The Times Literary Supplement reviewer praised these letters for humour, richness, spontaneity, and wit. The Spectator reviewer likened them to those of Madame de Sévigné .
Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism. Gale Research, 1981.
In addition to her poetry, AS published at least three significant pieces of literary criticism: essays on the contemporary, active George Meredith and on Marie de Sévigné for the British Quarterly Review in 1879 and...
|Textual Features||Matilda Betham-Edwards|
|Textual Features||Mathilde Blind||
MB 's other Byron introduction, to her selection of his letters and journals, positions the genre (with reference to human curiosity, and to the epistolary novel as well as to the letters of Sevigné and...
|Textual Features||Catherine Talbot||
CT 's letters often convey her literary opinions, discussing writing by, for instance, Marie de Sévigné , Richardson , Henry Fielding and Samuel Johnson . She also writes of the details of her daily life...
|Textual Features||Françoise de Graffigny||
Compared with her celebrated predecessor Marie de Sévigné , FG writes an informal, colloquial, sometimes headlong style. Her subject-matter includes domestic trivia and expressions of mood, feeling, and opinion, as well as information about historical...
|Textual Production||Sarah Josepha Hale||
SJH edited both The Letters of Madame de Sévigné , to Her Daughter and Friends and The Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu .
Okker, Patricia. Our Sister Editors. University of Georgia Press, 1995, p. 264 pp.
|Textual Production||Lady Eleanor Butler||
Sarah Ponsonby bequeathed the journals to Caroline Hamilton , and Harriet Pigott therefore supposed that they were written by Ponsonby .
They have been published in several selections: by Mrs G. H. [Eva Mary] Bell
Butler, Lady Eleanor, Sarah Ponsonby, and Caroline Hamilton. “Foreword and Editorial Materials”. The Hamwood Papers of the Ladies of Llangollen and Caroline Hamilton, edited by Eva Mary Bell, Macmillan, 1930, p. vii - viii; various pages.
|Textual Production||Anne Thackeray Ritchie||
ATR published one of her favourite works, a biography of Madame de Sévigné.
Callow, Steven D. “A Biographical Sketch of Lady Anne Thackeray Ritchie”. Virginia Woolf Quarterly, pp. 285 - 7.
Madame de Sévigné of France first brought the sheath (condom) to public attention by writing disparagingly of it.
Pierre-Joseph Boudier de Villemert published, allegedly at Hamburg, a book called L'Ami des femmes, which remarked on the number and excellence of women writers in French.
By Christmas 1869
Francis Galton , mathematician, scientist, and eugenicist, published Hereditary Genius: An Enquiry into its Laws and Consequences,