People/Characters: Madame de Rambouillet

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The Age of Conversation by Benedetta Craveri
French Salons: High Society and Political Sociability from the Old Regime to the Revolution of 1848 by Steven Kale
Historiettes by Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux
The Ivory Mischief by Arthur Meeker Jr.
The life and times of Marie Madeleine countess of La Fayette, by Lilian Rea
Le paradis des femmes : women, salons, and social stratification in seventeenth-century France by Carolyn C. Lougee
Precious women by Dorothy Anne Liot Backer
Un printemps de gloire: souvenirs de Catherine, marquise de Rambouillet by Marie-Joëlle Guillaume
Salons, History, and the Creation of 17th-Century France: Mastering Memory (Women and Gender in the Early Modern World) by Faith E. Beasley
The Women of the French Salons by Amelia Gere Mason

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Cathérine de Vivonne, marquise de Rambouillet (1588–1665), nicknamed "la divine Arthénice," was a society hostess who established the first great French literary salon at the Hôtel de Rambouillet in Paris. She exerted a major influence on the development of French literature and culture in the first half of the 17th century.

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