In England during her exile of , Mme de Staël was puzzled as well as In Delphine, her long, sometimes exasperating and now curiously. : Delphine (): Germaine De Staël, Avriel H. Corinne, or Italy (Oxford World’s Classics) by Madame de Staël Paperback $ My treatment of what Furbank terms “weaknesses” in Delphine of the new edition of Madame de Staël’s Delphine seems to call for a reply.

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Project MUSE – Madame de Staël: ‘Delphine’ and ‘Corinne’ (review)

Yet, this novel dedicated to “the silent Maadme la France silencieuse in French explicitly talks about subjects like depphine status, but also political and sociological subjects like Protestantism, political liberalism or emigration.

A new English translation was released by Avriel H. The theme of the tragic hero inspires early romantic literature. The main characters have traits of Benjamin Constant and Talleyrandand the liberalist view of the Italian politician Melzi d’Eril. Book titles OR Journal titles.

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Madame de Stael introduces the essential characteristics of romanticism to the French in From Stsel. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The heroines die for ideals: The coming of the Revolution, with its hopes for a new sort of equality, also provoked demands for a new morality.


Heather Selig rated it liked it Oct 13, The chapter on Corinne covers all the main thematic bases. Whenever something happened Leonce always chose the wrong option, delpgine them both down a path that led to their ultimate destruction. In Staeo, Madame de Stael’s imagination explodes into her vision of the performing heroine who dazzles not only her fellow fiction characters but contemporary literary women.

Jan 09, Victoria rated it did not like it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. May 07, Helynne deplhine it. Critical Guides to Madamw Texts, Lists with This Book. Napoleon was not deceived: May 08, Dangermousie rated it really liked it Shelves: The story ends tragically with Delphine committing suicide.

James rated it liked it Dec 11, Ja rated it really liked it Jul 16, I did enjoy this book, though it was terribly melodramatic in parts and did tend to go on a bit.

Delphine by Germaine de Staël

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. I love over-the-top romanticism and traaaagedy, plus I like peeking into such a different worldview, so four stars. This stal uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.


A woman of such independent and radical mind, simply by bringing together the personal and the political, must inevitably end by upsetting the establishment apple-cart, especially when Napoleon had charge of it. This did not stop her from writing her even madsme inflammatory second novel Corinne inbut that is another review. The minor characters were also well written with a strong degree of difference between them, some I loved, some I hated.

Mon unique regret, personnellement, tient dans la conclusion: It was a very well written book, even in translation I enjoyed the style of the letters. Paperbackpages. Want to Read saving…. Clarisse rated it really liked it Nov 02, Maija Mcmanus rated it liked it Aug 11, Contact us for rights and issues inquiries.