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Levaillant, Maurice.

$35.00

Translated from the original (1956) French publication by Malcolm Barnes.  Illustrated. This is the story of an enduring friendship between two women who could not seem more different. Germaine de Stael was outspoken and eccentric, famous for immoral behavior, and exiled from Paris for her open defiance of Napoleon. Juliette Recamier was known for her great beauty and chaste coquetry, unconquerable by many famous suitors, including Napoleon himself. What held them together through the difficult period 1798-1818? Not only is their story psychologically fascinating, it is also an intimate window into their interactions with famous statemen and literary men of their times. Very Good to Near Fine with jacket in mylar protector. First edition of the English translation. Ruskin House. George Allen & Unwin Ltd. London. 1958. Hb, Dj. USED. $35.00