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Marriage and RevolutionMonsieur and Madame Roland$
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Siân Reynolds

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199560424

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560424.001.0001

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The Bride's Story (2)

The Bride's Story (2)

Becoming an Enlightenment Woman Marie-Jeanne

(p.22) 2 The Bride's Story (2)
Marriage and Revolution

Siân Reynolds

Oxford University Press

This chapter analyses Marie-Jeanne's determination to educate herself, she is allowed to read: works of religion, but also Plutarch and Voltaire, provided by the apprentices. After her pious mother's death, she has an unusual series of older mentors, who suggest reading the philosophes and especially Rousseau, to whom she becomes devoted, and whom she tries to visit.

Keywords:   autodidact, reading, philosophy, Voltaire, Plutarch, Rousseau

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