A Woman, a Man, and Two Kingdoms

The Story of Madame d'Epinay and the Abbe Galiani
Author(s): Francis Steegmuller
Genre: History
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.03 hours)
Product Number: Z14054
Released: May 01, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501988752
Narrator/s: Davina Porter
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The 18th century's Age of Enlightenment in pre-Revolutionary France continues to fascinate us today. Steegmuller brings his scholarly talents to this collection of the letters of Mme. Louise d'Epinay, best-known for the treatment she received in Rousseau's Confessions. Eavesdropping on the writings of this intelligent woman, the listener gains not only insights into her friendship with Italian priest-diplomat, Ferdinando Galiani, but also a glance into the life of France's elite.

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Author(s): Francis Steegmuller
Genre: History
Product Number EB00161611
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: #9780804151320

Professional reviews

"Hearing the warm, witty correspondence between these two charming, urbane friends is like slipping back to an era when letters were an art form and friendships were passionate and enduring. Steegmuller has done an excellent job selecting the most interesting letters of Louise, Marquise D'ƒpinay, and her friend Naples diplomat, the AbbŽ Galiani. Eighteenth-century figures like the youthful Mozart, Catherine of Russia and philosophers, including Diderot and Voltaire, make cameo appearances. Reader Davina Porter is suitably aristocratic in her delivery and effectively delineates the various people and episodes. Listening to these enchanting letters is the next best thing to traveling back to the salon society of mid-eighteenth century France. D.L.G. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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