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Dr. Nathalie Freidel - book release

Dr. Nathalie Freidel publishes a new anthology of Mme de Sévigné’s letters. The book proposes 32 bundles of letters guiding the modern reader in the labyrinth a monumental correspondence. Along with the brilliant witty spirit of a major intellectual figure of her time, the letters feature a unique perspective on the splendours and miseries of XVIIth-century France. The texts are followed by a 230 pages “dossier” featuring a chronology, a bibliography, biographical material and notes providing historical, cultural and lexicological background.

Madame de Sévigné, Lettres choisies, Paris, Gallimard, Folio classique, 2016. ISBN : 978-2-07-044720-6