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Letters to Pauline, Paperback / softback Book

Letters to Pauline Paperback / softback


Determined to take his deeply loved younger sister Pauline's education in hand, Henry Beyle - better known by the most famous of his scores of 'noms de plume', Stendhal - was obliged to continue her tuition in epistolary fashion on leaving Grenoble.

In his letters to her he instructs her in what she should read (Plutarch, Moliere, Shakespeare); what to study (philosophy, logic, mathetmatics, music); whether or not to get married (and to what kind of man), and generally how to enlived the tedium of a french provincial town.

At the same time, he encourages her to think for herself - a process that, inevitably, reveals what he thought when thinking for himself.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 184 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Autobiography: literary
  • ISBN: 9781843911678



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