The Women of the French Salons
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The Women of the French Salons

By Amelia Gere Mason
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Book Description

Biographical sketches of French women who participated in salons which reveal their intellectual and cultural influence.

Table of Contents
  • THE WOMEN OF THE FRENCH SALONS
  • PREFACE
  • DETAILED CONTENTS
  • CHAPTER I. SALONS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
  • CHAPTER II. THE HOTEL DE RAMBOUILLET
  • CHAPTER III. MADEMOISELLE DE SCUDERY AND THE SAMEDIS
  • CHAPTER IV. LA GRANDE MADEMOISELLE
  • CHAPTER V. A LITERARY SALON AT PORT ROYAL
  • CHAPTER VI. MADAME DE SEVIGNE
  • CHAPTER VII. MADAME DE LA FAYETTE
  • CHAPTER VIII. SALONS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
  • CHAPTER IX. AN ANTECHAMBER OF THE ACADEMIE FRANCAISE
  • CHAPTER X. THE DUCHESSE DU MAINE
  • CHAPTER XI. MADAME DE TENCIN AND MADAME DU CHATELET
  • CHAPTER XII. MADAME GEOFFRIN AND THE PHILOSOPHERS
  • CHAPTER XIII. ULTRA-PHILOSOPHICAL SALONS—MADAME D'EPINAY
  • CHAPTER XIV. SALONS OF THE NOBLESSE—MADAME DU DEFFAND
  • CHAPTER XV. MADEMOISELLE DE LESPINASSE
  • CHAPTER XVI. THE SALON HELVETIQUE
  • CHAPTER XVII. SALONS OF THE REVOLUTION—MADAME ROLAND
  • CHAPTER XVIII. MADAME DE STAEL
  • CHAPTER XIX. THE SALONS OF THE EMPIRE AND RESTORATION—MADAME RECAMIER
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