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Stephanie Felicite de Genlis


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Stephanie Felicite de Genlis (Comtesse) : Mademoiselle de Clermont

?We saw today the residence of the Prince de Cond? - and of a long line of princes famous for virtue and talents ? the celebrated palace of Chantilly, made still more interesting to us by having just read the beautiful tale by Madame de Genlis ?Mademoiselle de Clermont?; it would delight my dear Aunt Mary, it is to be had in the first volume of the Petits Romans??

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Maria Edgeworth      Print: Book


Stephanie Felicite de Crest de St-Aubin, comtesse de Genlis : Le Siege de la Rochelle

Felicia Browne to her aunt, Miss Wagner, 19 December 1808: 'I have been reading a most delightful French romance, by Madame de Genlis, "Le Siege de la Rochelle".'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Felicia Browne      Print: Book


Stephanie Felicite Ducrest de St Albin Comtesse de Genlis : Olympe et Theophile

'My dear Caroline, I am very glad to have an opportunity of answering your agreable [sic] little Letter. You seem to be quite my own Neice [sic] in your feelings towards Mde de Genlis. I do not think I could even now, at my sedate time of Life, read "Olimpe et Theophile" without being in a rage. It really is too bad! Not allowing them to be happy together, when they are married. Don't talk of it, pray. I have just let your Aunt Frank the 1st vol. of Les Veilles du Chateau, for Mary Jane to read.'

Century: 1700-1799 / 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Jane Austen      Print: Book


Stephanie Felicite de Genlis : Veilees du Chateua ou Cours Morale a l'usage des Enfants

'We read today in the "Veilees du Chateau" I think that book very good for the young people'.

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth (Betsey) Wynne      Print: Book


Stéphanie Félicité Ducrest de St-Aubin (Madame de Genlis) : Theatre de l'Education

Robert Southey to Charles Collins, 12-13 January 1793: 'Whether or not man has the stain of original sin I leave to theologians & metaphysicians. That education tends to give it him I do not even doubt. Rousseau's plan is too visionary — it supposes such unremitted attention in the tutor & such natural virtue in the pupil that I doubt its practability of this however when we read Emilius (an occupation I look forward to with pleasure) we will freely determine. Madame Brulerck (late Genlis) appears to me to have struck out a path equally new & excellent — the Emilius of L Homme de la Nature existed only in his imagination. but the two sons of Phillipe Egalitè are living proofs of her capacity.'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Southey      Print: Unknown


Stéphanie Félicité Ducrest de St-Albin Comtesse de Genlis : Memoirs of the Countess of Genlis, Written by Herself

From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. 'Translation of Madame la Countess de Genlis invocation at the beginning of her own history. London 1825'. This begins, 'If I were conscious in my heart of the slightest resentment - of any rancour against the persons of whom I am to speak...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group:      Print: Book


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