Corinne, or Italy.
First published in 1807. Madame de Stael's love of Italy is expressed in this important classic novel. A Scottish peer is torn between his love for the Italian poet Corinne and respect for his dead father's wishes that he should marry traditional English Lucille. An early example of a novel that emphasizes a woman's creative abilities. French Revolutionary allegory. Why did Jane Austen turn down the opportunity to meet the author of Corinne, a woman famous for her political involvement in France? New translation and edited with explanatory notes by Sylvia Raphael. Introcution by John Claiborne Isbell. Oxford University Press. Paper. 2008 issue. NEW. $15.00