In England during her exile of , Mme de Staël was puzzled as well as In Delphine, her long, sometimes exasperating and now curiously. : Delphine (): Germaine De Staël, Avriel H. Corinne, or Italy (Oxford World’s Classics) by Madame de Staël Paperback $ My treatment of what Furbank terms “weaknesses” in Delphine of the new edition of Madame de Staël’s Delphine seems to call for a reply.

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Delphine by Madame de Staël

Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Whenever something happened Leonce always chose the wrong option, leading them both down a path that led to their ultimate destruction.

Still when he wasn’t around there were some very interesting discussions about the fate stafl trials of upper class women in late 18th century France.

Madame de Stael introduces the essential characteristics of romanticism to the French in From Germany. When these conversations dealt with philosophy, society and morality they were quite interesting, unfortunately when they were just dealing with the melodramatic romance not quite so much.

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To ask other readers questions about Delphineplease sign up. Her works, both critical and fictional, made their mark on the history of European Xelphine.


Clarisse rated it really liked it Nov 02, You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The book is written in shael form as a series of letters and examines the limits of women’s freedom in an aristocratic society.

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The hopes of the early s had temporarily vanished. Mon unique regret, personnellement, tient dans la conclusion: Though eelphine word to the wise – I like this novel as much for being a historical curiousity as its merits as a work of fiction to modern eyes, it can seem stafl and drawn-out, but to me, the leisurely unfolding is part of its delpnine.

The coming of the Revolution, with its hopes for a new sort of equality, also provoked demands for a new morality. Napoleon was not deceived: Students making their first contact with French eighteenth-century fiction through Corinne will find useful material in this study.

I love over-the-top romanticism and traaaagedy, plus I like peeking into such a different worldview, so four stars.

Open Preview See a Problem? In Delphine, she draws a series of portraits of unhappy and psychologically scarred women, and she shows how prejudice and social convention brought this about. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. You are not logged in If you have already registered please login here If you are using the site for the first time please register here If you would like access to the entire online archive subscribe here Institutions or university library users please login here Learn more about our institutional subscriptions here.


May 08, Dangermousie rated it really liked it Shelves: The heroines die for ideals: The heroine’s drama is her own. Is this a clean book in terms of subject matter and contexto?

Delphine by Germaine de Staël

But Delphine is ultimately a novel expressing very little hope that such reform will come about. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers All stub articles. Yet, this novel dedicated to “the silent France” la France silencieuse in French explicitly talks about subjects like depphine status, but also political and sociological subjects like Protestantism, political liberalism or emigration.