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Author: Villedieu, Madame de

Spouse/other names:Desjardins, Marie Catherine Hortense
Year of birth:1640
Year of death:1683
About her personal situation:standardizingsept12as: Origin • Location where born : Paris • Locations where lived : Paris, Alençon, Brussels, Amsterdam, The Hague, Liege, Spa, Breda (Brabant), Neuchatel • Location where died : Clinchemore National identity • Nationality :French • First languages: French Marital status : - Abandoned by husband/partner Social class : - Nobility by parents Education: - Well educated at home Religion [/ideology]: - Catholic

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About her professional situation:needed to find money to survive; "arrived in a more and more bourgeois and entrepreneurial world at the right moment to approach publishing as a commercial enterprise [..] appears a new breed of French woman novelist" (Boursier, id.) standardizingsept12as: Publishing under: - Married name Profession(s) and activities : - Fiction writer Languages in which she published : - French Collaboration/connections with male authors : - Moliere - Constantijn Huygens Financial aspects of this woman’s career: - Living by her pen Memberships - Not yet checked
Elements of bibliography:MENTIONED IN: - Buffet - La Porte 1769 (see hyperlink for list) - Briquet 1804 - Henri Carton, Histoire des femmes ecrivains de la France, 1886 - Larnac, Histoire de la littérature féminine en France, 1921 - Moulin, La Poésie féminine, 1966, p.186 - Mitterand, Littérature XVIIe 1987 (p. 384) - Buck, Guide to women's literature, 1992: "She was the first women novelist to sign her name and recognize her works". - Lettres européennes (Dutch version 1994) II, 624. - Micheline Cuenin, Roman et societe sous Louis XIV. Madame de Villedieu (Marie Catherine Desjsrdins 1640-1683), Lille-Paris, Librairie Honoré Champion, 1979
Websites: Other Women's Voices
SIEFAR: Briquet
Site Madame de Villedieu
NEWW contribution Bucharest 2012 A. Sanz
NEWW contribution Belgrade 2011 L. Steinbrugge and H. Schlieper

Editors: Emma van den Eynde (update on 12 December 2009)
Emma van den Eijnde (update on 22 May 2010)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 12 October 2010)
Hendrik Schlieper (update on 14 October 2010)
Amelia Sanz (update on 08 September 2012)
Astrid Kulsdom (update on 12 September 2012)
Astrid Kulsdom (update on 19 September 2012)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 13 February 2014)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 10 March 2014)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 10 March 2014)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 01 July 2014)

Works written by this author

E 1 *Madame de Villedieu, the author ()
E 2 Alcidamie (1661)
E 3 Annales galantes (1700)
E 4 Annales galantes de Grèce (1702)
E 5 Carmente (1668)
E 6 Cléonice, ou le roman galant (1669)
E 7 Fables, ou histoires allégoriques (1670)
E 8 Le Favori (1665)
E 9 Le journal amoureux (1669)
E 10 Le portefeuille (1674)
E 11 Les amours d'Alcibiade (1680)
E 12 Les amours des grands hommes (1671)
E 13 Les amours du comte de Dunois (1675)
E 14 Les avantures et galanteries grenadines (1673)
E 15 Les désordres de l'amour (1675)
E 16 Les exilés de la Cour d' Auguste (1672)
E 17 Lettres et billets galants (1668)
E 18 Lisandre (1663)
E 19 Mademoiselle de Tournon (1711)
E 20 Manlius Torquatus (1662)
E 21 Mlle. D'Alencon, Nouvelels galantes (1710)
E 22 Mémoires de la vie d'Henriette-Sylvie de Molière (1672)
E 23 Nitétis (1663)
E 24 Nouveau recueil de pièces galantes (1669)
E 25 Nouvelles africaines (1673)
E 26 Nouvelles et Galanteries Chinoises (1712)
E 27 Nouvelles oeuvres melees de Mademoiselle de Villedieu (1712)
E 28 Oeuvres de Desjardins (Madame de Villedieu) (1741)
E 29 Portrait des faiblesses humaines (1702)
E 30 Recueil de quelques lettres et relations galantes (1668)

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