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  • Hardcover
  • 468 pages
  • Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin
  • Henriette-Lucy, Marquise de La Tour du Pin Gouvernet
  • English
  • 03 November 2017
  • 9780841500501

10 thoughts on “Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin


  1. says:

    Henrietta Lucy Dillon was born in Paris in 1770 In 1787 she married the Comte de Gouvernet who later became the Marquis de la Tour du Pin and she the Marquise She died in 1853 and so she experienced the Revolution, the Terror, the Empire, the Restoration, the 1830 and 1848 Revolution, the reign of Louis Philippe and the advent of Louis Napoleon.Her memoirs encompass the time span of her childhood until 1815, and were intended for her son, Aymar, the only one of her six children to survive She had not intended them to be published, but when they were, in 1906, they were greeted with great acclaim and 16 editions were quickly published.She saw life from the view point of an aristocrat, and as she herself wrote, I do not claim to be qualified to describe the state of society in France before the Revolution It would be beyond my skill She considered the Revolution the just punishment of the vices of the upper classes, and never turns her curiosity and intellect towards an examination of the misery of the peasantry She is, however, wonderfully descriptive, of her own section of so...


  2. says:

    The Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin is one of my most favourite books of all time It is as though you were sitting there with the authoress in a chair opposite you, and she is relating her life to you personally Her Memoirs are engaging, th...


  3. says:

    This is a dazzling memoir that brings you into the sumptuous world of Louis XVI s France, written by a woman of the aristocracy whose life plunges into poverty and despair during the Revolution What makes it so wonderful is how this woman s true, determ...


  4. says:

    At about the age of 50, Mme de La Tour du Pin who was born in Paris in 1770 began to record her memoirs for her two surviving children soon for her only surviving child The recollections record her life up to Napoleon s return from Elba I actually read them online in a sloppily translated early C20 edition supplemented, when I discovered it, by the original French edition and lots of enjoyable googling of the historical background, the many places we visit and the many characters we meet Mme de La Tour du Pin, as an emotionally neglected child, kept her head down and her mouth shut She bloomed into a clever, elegant and physically striking young woman who was, says Fanny Burney, a star of pre revolutionary Versailles and, by her own account, was immediately accepted into the society of the intellectual Parisiennes She a dashing rider and a famous dancer She fell passionately and enduringly in love with the noble soldier she chose, unseen, on the advice of her father She was unusual for her time and class in that her concern from th...


  5. says:

    The Marquise de la Tour du Pin Gouvernet is one of my favourite characters from history Her first name was Lucy, but I always think of this redoubtable woman by her grand French surname Of Irish descent, she married into the French aristocracy and took her place at the extravagant, doomed court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette Fleeing the guillotine, she and her husband started over again as farmers in North America There, she learned how to chop wood and draw water from the well, as well as doing her own cooking and washing She met French emigr s, Dutch colonialists, Quakers and native Americans.Dictated shortly before her death aged 83, her memoirs cover everything from political intrigue to domestic detail Nothing was too trivial to record and I find her diary a treasure trove.She was a flawed character Buying her first slave in America, she describes with no compassion that his personal possessions would fit inside a hat...


  6. says:

    Perfect summer reading.


  7. says:

    One of my favorite booksEVER

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