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Writing the RevolutionA French Woman's History in Letters$

Lindsay A. H. Parker

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199931026

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931026.001.0001

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(p.151) Appendix Rosalie’s Library

(p.151) Appendix Rosalie’s Library

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Writing the Revolution
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Oxford University Press

Through Rosalie’s direct quotations, passing references, and to some degree her ideas, we can reconstruct part of what was surely a significant library. The following table lists the authors and titles that she mentioned clearly during the period 1785–1810. It is surely not exhaustive.

Time period

Author

Work

Ancient

Homer

The Odyssey

Virgil

The Aeneid

Marcus Aurelius

Meditations

Heraclitus

Cicero

16th century

Montaigne

On Educating Children

17th century

Molière

Le bourgeois gentillhomme

Amphytrion

Les femmes savantes

Tartuffe

Cervantes

Don Quixote

La Fontaine

Fables

Madame de Sévigné

Published letters

Milton

Paradise Lost

Racine

Phèdre

Fénelon

Pascal

Corneille

Le Compte d’Essex

18th century

Richardson

Clarissa

Pamela

Charles Grandison

Rousseau

Emile

The Social Contract

The New Heloise

Mably

Entretiens de Phocion

Rights and Duties of the Citizen

Principes de morale

Swift

Gulliver’s Travels

Sterne

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Locke

Voltaire

Letters Concerning the English Nation

History of Charles XII

Montesquieu

Persian Letters

Benjamin Franklin

Unknown

History of Charles V and Revolutions of Spain

History of Italy

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