Lettres de Mistriss Henley (Texts & Translations) (Texts and Translations) (French Edition)

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Lettres de Mistriss Henley (Texts & Translations) (Texts and Translations) (French Edition)
Title:
Lettres de Mistriss Henley (Texts & Translations) (Texts and Translations) (French Edition)
Author:
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ISBN:
0873527755
ISBN13:
978-0873527750
Size PDF:
1702 kb
Size epub:
1602 kb
Publisher:
The Modern Language Association of America; 1 edition (January 1, 1993)
Language:
French
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4.1
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Considered by many scholars to be among the most brilliant novels written in French during the eighteenth century, Lettres de Mistriss Henley publiées par son amie was composed as a response to Samuel de Constant's misogynist novel, The Sentimental Husband (1783). Charrière presents six letters penned by a Mistriss Henley, who has chosen a decent and affectionate man as her life's companion only to discover that she cannot bear sharing his life. An immediate success on its publication in 1784, Mistriss Henley was greeted with acclaim and controversy: one reader called the book "literarily excellent" but "morally dangerous in various ways." Remarkable for its empathy for both spouses, Mistriss Henley is not only a moving work of fiction but also one of the most modern novels of its day.

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