Les Petits Emigres: Ou Correspondance de Quelques Enfans
GENLIS, Stephanie, Comtesse de
A liberal aristocrat and prolific author, Genlis' novel is considered among the best of the genre of emigres novels and is political in nature. It consists of an exchange of letters and discusses the horrors of the French Revolution. The narrative explores the space between excessive democracy and narrow aristocratic opinion. It is a clear response to the popular child novel of the time, written by a veteran of ancien regime novel writing. ("The Family Romance of the French Revolution" by Lynn Hunt). The former owner is likely Margaret, Countess Poulett (ne Burges), d. 1838, 2nd wife of 4th Earl Poulett. French text.
Date Published: 1798
Place Published: Paris
Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 2 vols.: iv, 404; 430 p. 17 cm. Quarter leather with marbled paper boards. Corners worn, hinges cracking. Vol. I's spine head a little chipped. Vol. 2's spine label chipped. Bookplates from previous owner, Margaret Smith Burges, on front pastedowns. Occasional foxing but overall very clean.