Madame d’Epinay

Advanced Literature

Authors

  • Ruth Plaut Weinreb

Madame d’Epinay

Advanced Literature

Authors

  • Ruth Plaut Weinreb

Features

  • 133 pages

Description

One of the most important women of the Enlightenment speaks her mind about education, duty and virtue in essays written six years before the publication of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Emile.

The reader will discover in these essays the originality and intellectual independence of Louise d’Epinay, long considered exclusively in a social context as the hostess of Rousseau and the mistress of Frederic Melchior Grimm.

Since the original printing in 1759, Lettres á mon fils has been available in only one other edition, out of print for more than one hundred years. In addition to the original text, the present edition includes, in English, an introduction to Mme d’Epinay’s life and work, a chronology, notes and a bibliography.