Jacques Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre

Standard Name: Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Jacques Henri
Used Form: Bernardin de St Pierre


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Education Mary Anne Barker
She attended school in England and had her French polished in Paris. Her interest in the island of Mauritius was first aroused by studying Bernardin de Saint-Pierre 's eighteenth-century novel Paul et Virginie.
Barker, Mary Anne. Colonial Memories. Smith, Elder.
Friends, Associates Helen Maria Williams
On her return to Paris after Robespierre's death, HMW and Stone lived in a house (where she held her salon) on the Quai Malaquais. After peace was announced between England and France in 1801...
Publishing Elizabeth Griffith
EG 's version of Marie-Madeleine de Lafayette 's The Princess of Cleves. An Historical Novel is available in the Chawton House Library Novels On-line series at http://www.chawtonhouse.org/?page_id=55488. Her version of Aphra Behn 's Oroonoko,...
Residence Mary Anne Barker
She spent more than four years (including a period of home leave) on Mauritius. She had a long-standing interest in the island, first awoken by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre 's Paul et Virginie and further...
Textual Features Isabella Neil Harwood
The play begins on the island of Palma (that is, the Spanish island of Mallorca—called by the English Majorca—whose capital is a town called Palma). The island in the original novel was Mauritius. In...
Textual Features Sydney Owenson, Lady Morgan
This epistolary novel charts the growth of love between two innocent, idealistic youngsters who barely understand their own feelings; the girl (named Olivia, like Owenson's sister ) is betrothed to someone else. Rousseau 's Nouvelle...
Textual Production Helen Maria Williams
Her remarkable though unsuccessful financial investment in the works of von Humboldt has been discussed by Nigel Leask in Women, Writing and the Public Sphere, 1700-1830, edited by Elizabeth Eger , Charlotte Grant ,...
Textual Production Isabella Neil Harwood
This three-act romantic drama is founded on the novel by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre which was titled in its English translation by Helen Maria WilliamsPaul and Virginia, June 1795. After the first act, though...
Textual Production Helen Maria Williams
HMW dated the preface to Paul and Virginia, her translation of Paul et Virginie, the famous sentimental novel by Bernardin de Saint-Pierre .
Kelly, Gary. Women, Writing, and Revolution 1790-1827. Clarendon.


1788: Bernardin de Saint-Pierre published his popular...

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Bernardin de Saint-Pierre published his popular sentimentalnovelPaul et Virginie, a two-generation story involving friendship between two single mothers living in a kind of exile in the idyllic, colonial, tropical Ile de France (now...


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