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Selected Letters by Madame de Sévigné

Selected Letters

by Madame de Sévigné

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Had to read for class...painfully boring. I am sure many historians have been able to garner information from her letters but this collection is like trying to read a 300 year old soap opera. A disappointment for me. ( )
  blanchvegas | Feb 10, 2013 |
I was disappointed in this book. I expected letters with more sparkle and more memorable events. While there were some interesting things related: a suicide, two poisoners and the fall of a minister among other happenings; for the most part the letters were uninteresting gossip about obscure people who did nothing in particular.

I can't, in all honesty, recommend the book. Read Chesterfield instead. ( )
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