MADAME de STAEL
THE FIRST MODERN WOMAN
Francine du Plessix Gray
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The author, Francine du Plessix Gray, jets through the famous, infamous grand Madame de Stael with jaunt, wit and truth. France's saloniste of the Napoleonic period-She could barely gain a foot hold in Paris before Napoleon and his ego would oust her. Napoleon disliked the first Modern Woman and she in turn never relented in her expressing her strong opinions about his reign- making her life filled with more drama (she was a bit of one-a drama queen that is) and her bags at the ready.
"Life is about giving, you know? That's a lesson I can give. It's a luxury to give. And even if people take advantage of you a little bit, it's okay." DVF
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