Madame de Staël Bells Duffy

ISBN:

Published:

Kindle Edition

204 pages


Description

Madame de Staël  by  Bells Duffy

Madame de Staël by Bells Duffy
| Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 204 pages | ISBN: | 6.71 Mb

This biographical volume was published in 1887.A summary from the books Preface:Unpublished correspondence— that delight of the eager bio-grapher -- is not to be had in the case of Madame de Stael,for, as is well known, the DeBroglie family either destroyedor successfully hid all the papers which might have revealedany facts not already in possession of the world.The writer of the present brief memoir has, consequently,had to fall back upon well-known works.Bella Duffy..............................................................................Some excerpts from the book:At last Madame de Stael — inconsolable for the loss of Schlegelssociety, panting to escape beyond the narrow limits of Coppet,where her sons had no career before them, and her daughterno chance of marrying, and she herself was harassed by hintsand admonitions from the Prefect at every turn -- resolvedupon escape.

She was informed through Schlegel, who wasin Berne at the time, that if she would even now write some-thing in praise of Napoleon her fate would be considerablymitigated. It is no slight credit to her that, agitated and ill asshe was, she firmly declined. Nothing, indeed, at such amoment could have been more courageous than her refusal,for she was torn with a thousand fears at her impending journey.The passport would have been an insuperable difficulty, as thepermission to go to America, once accorded, had now beenwithdrawn from her- entrance into Italy was also denied, andthe Government was determined that she should not take refugein England.Yet to England she was resolved to go.

The only route open toher was through Russia and Sweden. Through her friend theGrand Duchess of Weimar she obtained a passport, which wasto be handed to her in Vienna................................................................................She returned to Paris in the winter of 1814-15, and, consciousthat her strength was failing, she became extremely anxiousto marry her darling daughter to some man who would be worthyof her.

Her circumstances had been recently much improved bythe repayment from the Treasury of the two millions whichNecker had left there. Such wealth, joined to her own brillantsocial position, entitled her to look out for a good parti forAlbertine- but she was resolute that the match should be ahappy one. Her ideal of felicity was conjugal love. She preached, indeed, a code of wifely submission that would seemvery insipid to some emancipated damsels in our days, and wasperhaps a little too perfect to be possible.

But she put into itall her own rare faith in good, and often laughingly declaredthat she would force her daughter to make a marriage of the heart................................................................................After Waterloo, Madame de Stael did not return to France. Thethought of the second occupation by foreign troops was odiousto her, and, besides this, she feared the outbreak of reactionaryfeelings, and foresaw a political condition in which her pure andideal liberalism would be equally unwelcome to all parties.Roccas state of health finally induced her to go to Italy.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "Madame de Staël":


westcoastflawlessdjs.com

©2008-2015 | DMCA | Contact us