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The Bride's Story (2)

Siân Reynolds

in Marriage and Revolution

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199560424
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191741814 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.003.0004
The Bride's Story (2)

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This chapter analyses Marie-Jeanne's determination to educate herself, she is allowed to read: works of religion, but also Plutarch and Voltaire, provided by the apprentices. After her pious mother's death, she has an unusual series of older mentors, who suggest reading the philosophes and especially Rousseau, to whom she becomes devoted, and whom she tries to visit.

Keywords: autodidact; reading; philosophy; Voltaire; Plutarch; Rousseau

Chapter.  5032 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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