Memoirs of Mademoiselle de Montpensier (La Grande Mademoiselle)

P J Yarrow, William Brooks

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Abstract

Mademoiselle de Montpensier (la Grande Mademoiselle), Louis XIV’s first cousin, began working on her memoirs at the age of 25 when she was exiled from Paris following her involvement on the ‘wrong’ side in the Frondes, the civil wars that threatened for a time to dislodge the young king from his throne. She was an accomplished writer of novels and literary portraits and she also wrote at least one manual of pious Christian behaviour. For a time, she hosted one of the most prominent of the literary salons in the capital; but we remember her best for her colourful life both at court and in exile.
The memoirs are well written and provide an informative, outspoken, and, at times, exciting account of the life and times of one of the most active (and richest) women of the seventeenth century.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherMHRA
Volume1
ISBN (Print)978-1-907322-01-3
StatusPublished - Dec 2010

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NameMHRA New Translations
PublisherMHRA

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Memoir
Fronde
Thrones
Salon
Writer
Louis XIV
Exile
Civil War
Novel

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Yarrow, P. J., & Brooks, W. (2010). Memoirs of Mademoiselle de Montpensier (La Grande Mademoiselle). (MHRA New Translations). London: MHRA.

Memoirs of Mademoiselle de Montpensier (La Grande Mademoiselle). / Yarrow, P J; Brooks, William.

London : MHRA, 2010. (MHRA New Translations).

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Yarrow, PJ & Brooks, W 2010, Memoirs of Mademoiselle de Montpensier (La Grande Mademoiselle). MHRA New Translations, vol. 1, MHRA, London.
Yarrow PJ, Brooks W. Memoirs of Mademoiselle de Montpensier (La Grande Mademoiselle). London: MHRA, 2010. (MHRA New Translations).
Yarrow, P J ; Brooks, William. / Memoirs of Mademoiselle de Montpensier (La Grande Mademoiselle). London : MHRA, 2010. (MHRA New Translations).
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