Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein commonly known as Madame de Staël, was a French .. Mme. de Staël as her character Corinne (posthumously). Madame de Staël turned to fiction, the field in which she achieved renown with Delphine () and Corinne, ou l’Italie (). The first of. Corrine, or Italy, is both the story of a love affair between Oswald, Lord Nelvil, and a beautiful poetess, and an homage to the landscape.

Author: Voodoomuro Yozshull
Country: Kenya
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Love
Published (Last): 2 October 2013
Pages: 342
PDF File Size: 6.81 Mb
ePub File Size: 8.87 Mb
ISBN: 731-2-14556-796-7
Downloads: 78366
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Vudojar

Aug 08, Katrina rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is pleasanter to dream of those times of dedication, sacrifice, and heroism that used to be, and that have left honorable traces upon the earth. I felt robbed after reading this novel, and I don’t quite know if it means that this book is complete nonsense or it produces these characters who I so profoundly hate.

Her political ocrinne has been generally identified with a stern defence of “liberal” values: Moreover her beauty in her writing also lies in her great wisdom of life, inserting passages in her story of great moral thought so I don’t usually give 5 stars to a book unless it speaks to me and has something remarkable about it.

Oxford University Press, p.

Germaine de Staël

She was present at the first opening of the Estates General and at the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. It is replete with the codinne beautiful, indeed the only kind, of liberalism: As a historical novel, it’s fascinating in it’s balance between the idea of marrying for love and having parents arrange marriages. Celebrated for her conversational eloquence, she participated actively in the political and intellectual life of her times.


William V, Prince of Orange.

Paperbackpages. How was it useful to British women writers to claim affinity with Corinne, and how was it useful for other writers to reject her? Immediately the house became very popular among her friends, but Napoleon, informed by Madame de Genlis suspected a conspiracy.

Corinne, or Italy – Madame de Staël – Oxford University Press

Jan 13, Jan Schindler added it. She was herself a Corinne, a woman whose wealth, charisma, intelligence and education allowed her to lead a truly free life such as few women of her time were able to. I don’t usually give 5 stars to a book unless it speaks to me and has something remarkable about it. The main characters have traits of the flippant Benjamin Constant, and Talleyrand is depicted as an old woman, herself as the heroine with the liberalist view of the Italian aristocrat and politician Melzi d’Eril?

She accused Napoleon of “persecuting a woman and her children”. Archived from the original on 3 December Corinneultimately, was that kind of story. She supported Bernadotte as new ruler of France, who she hoped would introduce a constitutional monarchy.

Despite the corinbe behind this novel seeming to be interesting, I simply couldn’t make myself really care about the characters to invest much effort with this one. In Moscow, she was invited by the governor Fyodor Rostopchin. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Corinne was simply ahead of her time, which is why we 21st-century readers may love her even more than did her contemporaries who had to read of this phenomenal heroine on contraband pages and in secret.



Germaine de Staël – Wikipedia

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Intentions get misted as the story progresses, and the end is cofinne in how it does not provide redemption to any of the characters.

As does his constantly putting down everything about Italy, especially the people and the customs.

Like August Schlegel he was one of her intimates until the end of her life. What Is the Third Estate? A great story from start to finish.

If you enjoy reading about all the antiquities of that fabled land, you may enjoy the long descriptions of columns and ruins and paintings and sculptures.

Lord Nelvil tombe amoureux madsme il est trop prudent pour demander la main de Corinne. Since 1 February France and Great Britain were at war.

Corinne; or, Italy by Madame de Staël

I’ve coribne, through the miracle of online publishing, been able to see for myself that which was so rigorously discussed in her book. Choose your country or region Close.

Corinne has an air of mystery that starts to propel the narrative, and by the time she and her lover Oswald go to Naples, the story has begun to fly forward with all the energy you could wish. Neither of these lends stability to a conversation about national character and national difference.