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Author: Allart, Hortense

Spouse/other names:de Méritens, Hortense
Year of birth:1801
Year of death:1879
About her personal situation:Information below mainly from Hollstein Hansen (1998) standardizingjul12svd: Origin • Location where born : Milan [?]; Paris [according to Carton] • Locations where lived : Coppet, Florence, Geneva, Herblay, London, Milan, Paris, Rome, Saint-Germain • Location where died : Monthléry National identity • Nationality : French • First language : French Marital status : - married; - liaisons Number of children : - 2 (sons) Social class : - Upper class [?] Religion/ideology : - unknown

Relations to other authors:
Daughter of Allart, Marie-Françoise

About her professional situation:A propos d'une lettre de GS à Ste Beuve 5-4-1848 VIII 386: note de Lubin sur liste publiée dans Courrier français du 29 juillet 1848 de personnes recevant des pensions où figurent e.a. Mme Ancelot, Louise Colet, Desbordes-Valmore, Allart, Mélanie Waldor, Amable Tastu, Elise Voïart, de Bawr, et en tant que veuves ou orphelines Helmina de Chézy, Mlle Flaugergues. (svd jul08) standardizingjul12svd: Publishing under: - her own name - pseudonyme female - initials Profession(s) and activities: - Philosopher - Fiction writer - Traveller Languages in which she published : - French Collaboration/connections with male authors : unknown Financial aspects : - Husband providing for money - Receiving a "pension" (cf. Lubin)
Elements of bibliography:MENTIONED IN: - Henri Carton, Histoire des femmes ecrivains de la France, 1886 - Larnac 1921 - Buck, Guide to women's literature, 1992: "[her] romantic liaisons have proved greater interest to critics than her literary and historical writings". "She subscribed to the feminist Gazette des femmes [...] and argued in La femme et la démocratie de notre temps, in favour of free love and an improvement in the status of women". - Offen, European Feminisms, 2000, p. 98 Cf. - Helynne Hollstein Hansen. Hortense Allart: The Woman and the Novelist. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1998. - Chantal Bertrand-Jennings, Un autre mal du siècle. Le romantisme des romancières, 1800-1846. Toulouse 2005. - Margaret Cohen, The sentimental education of the novel. Princeton, 1999.
Websites: Women
Online biography and portrait
Review of Hollstein Hansen 1998
Bibliography on site Centre Sablé
Small bio via Celebration of WW
Hortense Allart on Wikipedia

Editors: Emma van den Eynde (update on 12 December 2009)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 05 March 2010)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 17 May 2012)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 30 June 2012)
Janouk de Groot (update on 18 July 2012)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 01 September 2012)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 23 October 2012)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 21 July 2014)

Works written by this author

E 1 *Hortense Allart, the author ()
E 2 L'Indienne (1833)
E 3 La femme et la démocratie de nos temps (1836)
E 4 Les enchantements de Madame Prudence de Saman l'Esbatx (1872)
E 5 Settimia (1836)

Authors read by this author

Xreception 1 Sand, George   -   Indiana
Xreception 2 Sand, George   -   Lucrezia Floriani