The Nobleman and Other Romances, Paperback / softback Book

The Nobleman and Other Romances Paperback / softback

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780143106609

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