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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This article about a s novel is a stub. A new English translation was released by Avriel H.

Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. The hopes of the early s had temporarily vanished. The story takes place in Paris between and during the French Revolution. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

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Delphine by Germaine de Staël

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Madame de Stael introduces the essential characteristics of romanticism to the French in From Germany. Ja rated it really liked it Jul 16, Marianne rated it satel was ok Jan 01, Whenever something happened Leonce always chose the wrong option, leading them both down a path that led to their ultimate destruction.


Her work is centrally concerned with the restrictions under 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. Is this a clean book in terms of subject matter and contexto? The book is written in epistolary form as a series of letters and examines the limits of women’s freedom in an aristocratic society.

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Delphine by Madame de Staël

This article about a European novel is a stub. Jan 09, Victoria rated it did not like it Shelves: This did not stop her from writing her even more inflammatory second novel Corinne inbut that is another review. Wikipedia articles with BNF identifiers All stub articles. The word “delphine” is defined as “to look or act like a dolphin”.

Mat Jurgensen rated it did not like it Jan 31, It started very strongly, the main character was a delightful young widow who wasn’t interested in convention or other people’s opinions, she satel witty, wealth Want to Read saving…. The coming of the Revolution, with its hopes for a new sort of equality, also provoked demands for a new morality.

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.


The heroines die for ideals: These replace the texts effectively in ed context of their original writing and reading.

The full text of this book review is only available to subscribers of the London Review of Books. 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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Courtney Pavao rated it it was ok Mar 10, Discussions of both novels are inflected towards character studies, the moral implications of positions and actions, and how ‘sympathetic’ characters seem to the reader. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Contact Contact Us Help. This thesis studies the guiding influences, the sources and the inspiration of Madame de Stael’s ideas which led her to state that moral principles did not exist for women in the society of her day.

Delphine’ s publication in makes things even worse: Retrieved from ” https: Paperbackpages.

Her works, both critical and fictional, made their mark on the history of European Romanticism.