Corinne or italy 1807 is both the story of a love affair and madame de staels homage to the landscape literature and art of italy the scottish peer lord nelvil is torn between his passion for the beautiful italian poetess corinne and respect for his dead fathers wish that he should marry lucile a traditionally dutiful english girl. Corinnes setting in italy ties the revolution to the status of conquered and suffering nations corinne presents italy even before napoleons conquest as long beset by outside forces and lacking control of its own prosperity. Novels delphine 1802 delphine and corinne 1807 corinne or italy focus on the limits society tries to impose on the independent woman and the woman of genius the account of corinnes personal drama is combined with an examination of national identities in postrevolutionary europe offering original insights into how new read more. Corrine or italy is both the story of a love affair between oswald lord nelvil and a beautiful poetess and an homage to the landscape literature and art of italy stael the subject of recent feminist rediscovery weaves discreet political allusion into her romance and upon its publication . Embed for wordpresscom hosted blogs and archiveorg item description tags
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