Mistress to an Age: A Life of Madame De Stael by J. Christopher Herold

"Mistress to an Age: A Life of Madame De Stael" is a comprehensive biography of Germaine de Stael, one of the most influential women of the 18th and 19th centuries. The book delves into her role as a prominent writer, intellectual, and political activist during the French Revolution and Napoleonic era. It also explores her personal life, detailing her tumultuous relationships, her exile from Paris, and her influential salon that attracted many of the era's leading intellectuals and artists.

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