Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Germaine de Staël
Standard Name: Staël, Germaine de
Birth Name: Anne-Louise-Germaine Necker
Married Name: Anne-Louise-Germaine de Staël
Used Form: Germaine de Stael
is remembered primarily for her political activism and the salons she established following the French Revolution; history, politics, and culture were certainly among her frequent literary subjects. The same interests inform her highly successful and influential novels, some short stories and, less significantly, plays. Other writings include literary criticism and personal letters.
Winegarten, Renee. Mme de Staël. Berg, 1985.
Her anglophilia and her attention to English literature and culture gave her particular importance for British women writers.
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Having already praised many contemporary women writers in print, EOB
was now able to meet them. The move to London was accomplished principally through the zealous friendship of Miss Sarah Wesley
, who had already...
Betham, Ernest, editor. A House of Letters. Jarrold and Sons, 1905.
acquired a wide acquaintance in London. She became a close friend...
All this provides background for a story about EH
's behaviour later the same year. John Polidori
related that on Byron
's first visit to Mme de Staël
's chateau at Coppet in Switzerland...
Lady Caroline Lamb
's friendships with women writers (besides Morgan) would surprise anyone not taking her seriously as a writer. When Germaine de Staël
visited England, Lady Caroline was delighted to find her wearing a hat with...
Anna Jane Vardill
Robinson recorded that Vardill visited the novelist Germaine de Staël
during the latter's second period of exile in London during 1813-14, and offered to become her amanuensis: an offer which was declined.
Snell, Susan. “Enlightenment Females and Freemasonry”. Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism, Vol.