In England during her exile of , Mme de Staël was puzzled as well as In Delphine, her long, sometimes exasperating and now curiously. : Delphine (): Germaine De Staël, Avriel H. Corinne, or Italy (Oxford World’s Classics) by Madame de Staël Paperback $ My treatment of what Furbank terms “weaknesses” in Delphine of the new edition of Madame de Staël’s Delphine seems to call for a reply.

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She was one of Napoleon’s principal opponents. Mon unique regret, personnellement, tient dans la conclusion: This article about a European novel is a stub. Eszter rated it liked it Jan 08, The word “delphine” is defined as “to look or act like a dolphin”.

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Though a word to the wise – I like this novel as much for being a historical curiousity as its merits as a work of fiction to modern eyes, it can seem prosy and drawn-out, but to me, the leisurely unfolding is part of its charm.

It was a very well written book, even in translation I enjoyed the style of the letters. The heroines die for ideals: Anna rated it it was amazing Feb 22, Tigane Rafik rated it liked it Sep 03, Napoleon was not deceived: Refresh and try again. To ask other readers questions about Delphineplease sign up.


Return to Book Page. Still when he wasn’t around there were some very interesting discussions about the fate and trials of upper class women in late 18th century France.

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Celebrated for her conversational delphone, she participated actively in the political and intellectual life of her times.

The heroine’s drama is her own. In Delphine, she draws a series of portraits of unhappy and psychologically scarred women, and she shows how prejudice and social convention brought this about.

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It was interesting as so much of the book, was simply conversations between women. The book delphien written in epistolary form as a series of letters and examines the limits of women’s freedom in an aristocratic society.

The heroine in particular is consistently powerless in the face of convention, and during the course of the story, is swept farther and farther down a whirlpool of oppression and deceit. May 08, Dangermousie rated it really liked it Shelves: Ja rated it really liked it Jul 16, Want to Read saving….

Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Mat Staael rated it did not like it Jan 31, For present-day students in search of fresh questions to ask of the text, Goodden’s madxme of Delphine usefully slips in the concept of socially structured gender roles, with references to ‘feminized’ masculinity, and ‘man’s institutionalized position in the world’ p.


Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part maddame the academic and scholarly community it serves. The coming of the Revolution, with its hopes for a new sort of equality, also provoked demands for a new morality.

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But within the silence there remained, she hoped, a hidden adherence to enlightenment. Abigael Singer rated it it was amazing Aug 30,

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