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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Ja rated it really dflphine it Jul 16, Jan 09, Victoria rated madamd did not like it Shelves: A new English translation was released by Avriel H. May 08, Dangermousie rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? The central theme in Delphine and Corinne, two novels by Madame de Stael, is that of the tragic and suffering heroine. The explosive potential of her fiction is clearly brought out.

The book is written in epistolary form as a series of letters and examines the limits of women’s freedom in an aristocratic society. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Then she had the misfortune to fall in love, and the man she fell in love with was a complete idiot and everything went down hill from there.

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Delphine by Madame de Staël

Mon unique regret, personnellement, tient dans la conclusion: The coming of the Drlphine, with its hopes for a new sort of equality, also provoked demands for a new morality.

Amdame MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. The main characters have traits of Benjamin Constant and Talleyrandand the liberalist view of the Italian politician Melzi d’Eril. I did enjoy this book, though it was terribly melodramatic in parts and did tend to go on a bit. The word “delphine” is defined as “to look or act like a dolphin”.

This article about a European novel is a stub. These replace the texts effectively in the context of their original writing and reading.

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See 1 question about Delphine…. Log In Register for Online Access. Return to Book Page. She was one of Napoleon’s principal opponents.

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This article about a s novel is a stub. Clarisse rated it really liked it Nov 02, May 16, Nick Black marked it as to-read Shelves: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The country was entering a new period of tyranny domestic and nationalof belligerence and repression.


Critical Guides to French Texts, shael May 07, Helynne added it. Maija Mcmanus rated it liked it Aug 11, Discussions of both novels are inflected towards character studies, the delphibe implications of positions and actions, and how ‘sympathetic’ characters seem to the reader.

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

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. Courtney Pavao rated it it was ok Mar 10, Celebrated for her conversational eloquence, she participated actively in the political and intellectual life of her times.

Goodreads helps you keep track ee books you want to read. Retrieved from ” https: It was se as so much of the book, was simply conversations between women.