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Bonjour Loup! Living Together

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/9780199560424.003.0008
Bonjour Loup! Living Together

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That this was a relatively loveless marriage of reason is an impression fostered by Mme Roland's memoirs, written later in changed circumstances. This chapter uses unpublished correspondence to show that their union was an affectionate and physical one. It describes their first year of marriage in Paris, before settling in Amiens, and introduces long-term friends Louis Bosc and François Lanthenas. The couple visits Roland's Beaujolais family, with whom they are reconciled.

Keywords: love; sex; friendship; marriage; family; Jardin des Plantes; Bosc; Lanthenas; Paris; Beaujolais

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Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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