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The Story of Sapho

Madeleine de Scudery


Ridiculed for her Saturday salon, her long romance novels, and her protofeminist ideas, Madeleine de Scudéry (1607–1701) has not been treated kindly by the literary establishment. Yet her multivolume novels were popular bestsellers in her time, translated almost immediately into English, German, Italian, Spanish, and even Arabic. This book makes available in modern English a self-contained section from Scudéry's novel Artamène ou le Grand Cyrus, best known today as the favored reading material of the would-be salonnières that Molière satirized in Les précieuses ridicules. It tells of Sapho, a ... More

Keywords: Saturday salon, romance novels, Madeleine de Scudéry, salonnières, Molière, Les précieuses ridicules, Sapho, Phaon

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780226143989
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226144009.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Madeleine de Scudery, author