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liberation: french identity on the short leash

The liberation of Mme de Tencin. From convent to court, from bank to boudoir, she was always prone to argue. It was the end of the Louis XIV reign, a hey-day of cynical license that characterized the Regency period that … Continue reading

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JANE AUSTEN: SMALL WORLDS & STRONG PASSIONS

The desires of ┬áJane Austen were large and complicated. At the social level, she wanted liberty to state views, no matter whom she offended as well as exposing the orthodoxies of her time.She chose her enemies with care and analyzed … Continue reading

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