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The Nobleman and Other Romances

Isabelle de Charriere - Author

Caroline Warman - Introduction by

Caroline Warman - Translator

Caroline Warman - Notes by

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ISBN 9780143106609 | 480 pages | 27 Mar 2012 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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The only available English translation of writings by an Enlightenment-era Dutch aristocrat, writer, composer-and woman.

Born Dutch, noble, and free-spirited, Isabelle de Charrière (also known as Belle de Zuylen) was an enlightened woman whose writings-not unlike Jane Austen's-tackled the intricacies of high society, particularly in matters of love. Published when she was only twenty- two, "The Nobleman" is a Persuasion-like tale whose heroine challenges her stodgy father in order to marry a man of unassuming ancestry. But Charrière did not confine herself to simple marriage plots and country courtships. Another story, "Eagonlette and Suggestina," is a thinly veiled critique of Marie Antoinette, cleverly disguised as a fairy tale. The Nobleman and Other Romances will delight fans of Jane Austen and Enlightenment-era French literature.



Acknowledgments

Introduction by CAROLINE WARMAN

Suggestions for Further Reading

A Note on the Translation


THE NOBLEMAN AND OTHER ROMANCES

The Nobleman

Letters from Neuchâtel

Letters from Mistress Henley Published by Her Friend

Letters Written from Lausanne: Cécile

Eaglonette and Suggestina, or On Pliancy

Émigré Letters

Fragments of Two Novels Written in English
A Correspondence< br /> Letters of Peter and William

Constance's Story

Saint Anne


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