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Author: Belot, Octavie

Spouse/other names:Durey de Meinières; Bellot; Guichard
Year of birth:1719
Year of death:1804
About her personal situation:voisine de quartier de Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni (cf Girou-Swiderski) elle appelle Mme Helvetius "l'Arthemise de notre siecle" (dans lettre a Devaux 28-3-1772) autre lettre au meme (28-7-1772) sur la meme: [..] Nous nous voyons assez ouvent, pour des etres egalement farouches. [...] (Corr.gen Helvetius, t.III p.411) standardizingjul12jdg: Origin • Location where born : Paris • Locations where lived : Chaillot, Paris • Location where died : Chaillot National identity • Nationality : French • Mother tongue : French Marital status : - married, widowed, remarried (to Durey de Meinières), widowed Number of children : unknown Social class : unknown Religion/ideology : unknown

Relations to other authors: Friend of Ligniville d Autricourt, Anne-Catherine de
Friend of Riccoboni, Marie-Jeanne

About her professional situation:standardizingjul12jdg: Profession(s) and activities : - fiction writer - translator from English (Johnson, Hume - source: Briquet) Languages in which she published : - French Collaboration/connections with male authors / historical figures : - David Hume - Samuel Johnson - Alexandre Le Riche de La Pouplinière - Charles Palissot de Montenoy Memberships : unknown
Elements of bibliography:Mentioned in: - La Porte 1769 V, 258-291 (see hyperlink for list) - Boudier de Villemert 1779 - Briquet 1804 - MMF - Buck, Guide to women's literature, 1992: "The first of her two published essays is a criticism of Rousseau's discourse on equality, an his idealization of natural life".
Websites: SIEFAR: Boudier de Villemert
SIEFAR: Briquet
Women Writers' Networks: list La Porte 1769
Octavie Belot on Wikipedia

Editors: Susanne Parren (update on 12 December 2009)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 11 June 2011)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 16 March 2012)
Janouk de Groot (update on 24 July 2012)
Janouk de Groot (update on 24 July 2012)
Suzan van Dijk (update on 16 February 2013)

Works written by this author

E 1 *Octavie Belot, the author ()
E 2 Histoire de Rasselas (1760)
E 3 Mélanges de littérature anglaise (1759)
E 4 Observations sur la noblesse et le tiers état (1758)
E 5 Ophélie (1763)
E 6 Réflexions d'une provinciale sur le discours de M. Rousseau [..] touchant l'origine de l'inégalité (1756)

Authors read by this author

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