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Memoirs of the Life of Henriette-Sylvie de Molière

in Memoirs of the Life of Henriette-Sylvie De Molière : A Novel

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2004 | ISBN: 9780226144191
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226144214 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226144214.003.0003
Memoirs of the Life of Henriette-Sylvie de Molière

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This chapter examines Madame de Villedieu's novel on the memoirs of the life of Henriette-Sylvie de Molière. The wife of the financier, Madame de Molière, was an attractive woman and had a good deal of wit. The Marquis de Birague was a man of noble lineage, gifted with many good qualities. This gallant man often visited Madame de Molière. At a time when the two believed her husband to be away taking care of responsibilities, Monsieur Antoine de Molière found them asleep next to each other in a small wood at one of his houses. Her husband had decided to avenge himself and that, in his heart of hearts, he had decided to make her a part of his vengeance. Thus, when Monsieur de Molière showed her affection, she responded in kind.

Keywords: Madame de Villedieu; novel; memoirs; Henriette-Sylvie de Molière; Madame de Molière; Marquis de Birague; Monsieur Antoine de Molière; vengeance

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Subjects: Literature

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