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Uniform Title Mémoires. English
Title Mademoiselle de Montpensier (la Grande Mademoiselle) : memoirs / selected, translated and introduced by P.J. Yarrow ; edited by William Brooks
Published London : Modern Humanities Research Association, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 246 pages)
Series Modern Humanities Research Association new translations ; volume 1
Modern Humanities Research Association new translations ; v. 1
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Montpensier, Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orléans, duchesse de, 1627-1693.
Authors, French -- 17th century -- Biography.
France -- Court and courtiers -- History -- 17th century.
France -- History -- Louis XIV, 1643-1715.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Brooks, William.
Montpensier, Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orléans, duchesse de, 1627-1693.
Yarrow, Philip John.
ISBN 1781880476 (electronic bk.)
9781781880470 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Memoirs of Mademoiselle de Montpensier (la Grande Mademoiselle)