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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Jackie rated it really liked it Jan 23, Ja rated it really liked it Jul 16, Dagny rated it liked it Aug 02, But within the silence there remained, she hoped, a hidden adherence to enlightenment. I did enjoy this book, though it was terribly melodramatic in parts and did tend to go on a bit.

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[[La]] morale féminine dans “Delphine” et “Corinne” de Madame de Staël /

A woman of such independent and radical mind, simply by bringing together the personal and the political, must inevitably end by upsetting the establishment apple-cart, especially when Napoleon had charge of it. Views Read Edit View history.


Tigane Rafik rated it liked it Sep 03, The heroine in particular is consistently powerless in the face of convention, and during the course of the story, is swept farther and farther down a whirlpool of oppression and deceit. Log In Register for Online Access.

For Madame de Stael, the Parisian society she lives in, allows women no real freedom amdame therefore, there is no sense of morals where they are concerned.

Eszter rated it liked it Jan 08, James rated it liked it Dec 11, Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. When these conversations dealt with philosophy, society and morality they were quite interesting, unfortunately d they were just dealing with the melodramatic romance not quite so much. Leesa rated it really liked it Aug 10, Discussions of both novels are inflected towards character studies, the moral madzme of positions and actions, and how ‘sympathetic’ characters seem to the reader.

See 1 question about Delphine…. Contact us for rights and issues inquiries. The country was entering a new period of tyranny domestic and nationalof belligerence and repression.

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I love over-the-top romanticism and traaaagedy, plus I like peeking into such a different worldview, so four stars. The story takes place in Paris steal and during the French Revolution.

May 07, Helynne added it. The heroine’s drama is her own.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The minor characters were also well written with a strong degree of difference between them, some I loved, some I hated. The main characters have traits of Benjamin Constant and Talleyrandand the liberalist view of the Italian politician Melzi d’Eril.


When publishing Delphineshe claims she is not interested in politics any more. This book is basically the worst. 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.

View freely available titles: Anna rated it it was amazing Feb 22, Still when he wasn’t around staeel were depphine very interesting discussions about the fate and trials of upper class women in late 18th century France.

In Corinne, Madame de Stael’s imagination explodes into her vision of the performing heroine who dazzles not only her fellow fiction characters but contemporary literary women. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Yet, this novel dedicated to “the silent France” la France silencieuse in French explicitly talks about subjects like women’s status, but also political and sociological subjects like Protestantism, political liberalism or emigration.

Celebrated for her conversational eloquence, she participated actively in the political and intellectual life of her times. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Paperbackpages.

The theme of the tragic hero inspires early romantic literature. Her work is centrally concerned with the restrictions dflphine which women labour, always under the guardianship of an officious society that wishes not only to monitor and admonish but to pull down or degrade those who stand out by their merit or originality.