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The life and works of Adèle d'Osmond comtesse de Boigne, 1781-1866 /
David S. Vanderboegh.
Lewiston, N.Y. : E. Mellen Press, c2002.
iii, 292 p.
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Lewiston, N.Y. : E. Mellen Press, c2002.
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Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Childhood, Exile, and Marriagep. 12
D'Osmond Family Historyp. 12
Childhood at Versaillesp. 16
Revolution and Exilep. 19
The General de Boigne and Marriagep. 27
Initial Separationsp. 32
Return to France (1804)p. 36
The Bourbon Restoration and Return to Londonp. 40
Benoit de Boigne in Chamberyp. 42
The General de Boigne: The Untold Storyp. 45
The General's Biographersp. 45
Conflicting Points of View: the Biographies of the General de Boignep. 46
Benoit de Boigne Before Indiap. 49
Benoit de Boigne in Indiap. 50
Return to Europep. 60
Adele de Boigne's Enigmatic Husbandp. 62
The General's Fortunep. 67
A Boor from the Barracks? The General's Mannerismsp. 70
Adele's Aristocratic Prejudicesp. 72
The Name Game: The General's Origins Unveiledp. 76
The Other Madame de Boigne: Helen Bennettp. 79
Conflicting Expectations in Marriagep. 83
Mutual Efforts at Compromisep. 87
The Voyage to the Continentp. 89
Tug of War: The General Vs. The d'Osmondsp. 92
The General's Affairp. 96
Peaceful Cohabitationp. 97
Separate Livesp. 100
Why the Marriage Failedp. 102
Toward a New Assessment of the Marriage of Adele d'Osmond and Benoit de Boignep. 106
1830-1866p. 109
The Death of the General de Boignep. 109
The July Revolution and the Fall of Charles Xp. 111
Madame de Boigne and the July Monarchyp. 114
Adele's Salon During the July Monarchyp. 116
The d'Osmond Family During the July Monarchyp. 117
Adele's Maternal Sidep. 119
The Chancellor Pasquierp. 123
Madame de Boigne After the Revolution of 1848p. 132
Trouvillep. 134
The Final Yearsp. 137
The Comtesse de Boigne and the Parisian Salon in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 145
Salons after the Revolution of 1789p. 145
Debutante: Adele during the Empire Yearsp. 149
Salon and Embassy: Adele and the Bourbon Restorationp. 153
Adele's Salon during the July Monarchyp. 157
Sainte-Beuvep. 161
Prosper Merimeep. 163
Adele's Salon after the Revolution of 1848p. 166
Memoirsp. 168
Publication History of the Recits d'une tantep. 168
Critical Reaction to the Memoirsp. 172
The composition of the Recits d'une tantep. 186
The Influence of the Salon in the Memoirsp. 189
Juliette Recamierp. 197
Germaine de Staelp. 199
Historical Value of the Memoirsp. 203
Napoleon Bonapartep. 207
Charles Xp. 212
Historian's usage of the Recits d'une tantep. 222
Omissions and Lack of Closure in the Memoirsp. 231
Novelsp. 236
The Salon Novel and Adele's Hesitation to Publishp. 236
Critical Reaction to the Novelsp. 239
The Influence of the Salon on Adele's Novelsp. 247
La Marechale d'Aubemerp. 248
Une Passion dans le grand mondep. 260
Behind the Mask: The Autobiographical Nature of the Novelsp. 267
Conclusionp. 275
Bibliographyp. 281
Indexp. 289
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