Letters of Mlle. De Lespinasse With Notes on her Life and Character.
Notes by D'Alembert, Marmontel, De Guibert, Etc. and an Introduction by C.-A. Sainte-Beuve. Translated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley. Illustrated with portraits from the original. Lespinasse [1732-1776] conquered low and questionable birth and lack of formal education to rise to become one of the most important minds in enlightenment Paris, running a salon that hosted aristrocrats, diplomats, politicians, and philosophers. Her letters, first published in 1809, show her to be a talented and intense writer. 1902. University Press: John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, USA. USED. $25.00