The Nobleman and Other Romances Paperback / softback
Born Dutch, noble, and free-spirited, Isabelle de Charriere (also known as Belle de Zuylen) was an enlightened woman whose writings - not unlike Jane Austen's - tackled the intricacies of high society, particularly in matters of love.
Published when she was only twenty- two, 'The Nobleman' is a Persuasion-like tale whose heroine challenges her stodgy father in order to marry a man of unassuming ancestry.
But Charriere did not confine herself to simple marriage plots and country courtships.
Another story, 'Eagonlette and Suggestina', is a thinly veiled critique of Marie Antoinette, cleverly disguised as a fairy tale.
The Nobleman and Other Romances will delight fans of Jane Austen and Enlightenment-era French literature.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 22/05/2012
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780143106609