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In seventeenth-century France, aristocratic ladies have been valued by way of their households as commodities to be married off in trade for funds, social virtue, or army alliance. as soon as married, they turned legally subservient to their husbands. The duchesse de Montpensier—a first cousin of Louis XIV—was one in all only a few exceptions, because of the substantial wealth she inherited from her mom, who died presently after Montpensier was once born. She used to be additionally one of many few politically robust ladies in France on the time to were an finished writer.

In the bold letters provided during this bilingual variation, Montpensier condemns the alliance process of marriage, providing as an alternative to chanced on a republic that she could govern, "a nook of the realm during which . . . ladies are their very own mistresses," and the place marriage or even courtship will be outlawed. Her pastoral utopia would offer therapy and vocational education for the terrible, and the entire houses could have libraries and experiences, in order that each one lady may have a "room of her personal" within which to write down books.

Joan DeJean's vigorous creation and available translation of Montpensier's letters—four formerly unpublished—allow us exceptional entry to the brave voice of this remarkable woman.

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3:453, P. 42:490, B. 2:146). Thus was born Montpensier’s utopian vision for a community in which women would be mistresses of their fates and their property. The first letter is dated May 14, two and a half weeks before the royal nuptials, but also less than two weeks shy of Montpensier’s thirty-third birthday. Surely everyone present at Saint-Jean-de-Luz realized that her value as marital commodity was rapidly dwindling. Certainly, by this point Montpensier had come to think of marriage as an institution that was most often highly disadvantageous to women.

From the beginning, Montpensier was an eyewitness to the unfolding of the Fronde, the civil war that polarized French society until 1653. The Fronde was an unusually complicated uprising, during which various factions, all of which were allegedly united in their opposition—if not always specifically to the Crown, at least to royal authority in the person of the king’s representative, Prime Minister Mazarin—sometimes reinforced but more often undermined one another’s efforts. Certainly, the different factions never managed to work together in the way that would have been necessary for their cause to be successful.

On the use of the pastoral, particularly in seventeenth-century England, to camouflage dangerous political messages, see Christopher Hill, Milton and the English Revolution (New York: Viking, 1978). See Raymond Williams on the early modern revival of the pastoral tradition and for a fascinating reading of the wide range of meanings assigned by different authors to rural life, in The Country and the City (London: Chatto and Windus, 1973). 11 A few years later, in the sixth volume of her next novel, Clélie, histoire romaine, published in 1658, Scudéry tells the story of “illustrious recluses” (“illustres solitaires”) who, tired of “all the world’s vanity,” have decided to create their own “small world” within “the large one” in order to be able to live in peace.

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