The Nobleman and Other Romances

Isabelle de Charriere - Author

Caroline Warman - Introduction by

Caroline Warman - Translator

Caroline Warman - Notes by

Paperback | $17.00 | add to cart | view cart
ISBN 9780143106609 | 480 pages | 27 Mar 2012 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
Additional Formats:
Summary of The Nobleman and Other Romances Summary of The Nobleman and Other Romances Reviews for The Nobleman and Other Romances An Excerpt from The Nobleman and Other Romances

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.


Introduction by CAROLINE WARMAN

Suggestions for Further Reading

A Note on the Translation


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


To keep up-to-date, input your email address, and we will contact you on publication

Please alert me via email when:

The author releases another book