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By Madame de Villedieu

Known as Madame de Villedieu, Marie-Catherine Desjardins (ca. 1640-83) used to be a prolific author who performed a major position within the evolution of the early glossy French novel. one of many earliest ladies to write down for a residing, she defied cultural conference through changing into an innovator and beautiful to well known tastes via fiction, drama, and poetry.

Memoirs of the lifetime of Henriette-Sylvie de Molière, a semi autobiographical novel, portrays an enterprising girl who writes the tale of her existence, a posh story that runs counter to social expectancies and novelistic conventions. A outstanding paintings, the tale skillfully mixes actual occasions from the author's existence with fictional adventures. At a time whilst few ladies released, Villedieu's Memoirs is an important fulfillment in making a voice for the early smooth lady author. Produced whereas the French novel shape was once nonetheless in its infancy, it's going to be welcomed by way of any student of women's writing or the early improvement of the novel.

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