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Writing the RevolutionA French Woman's History in Letters$
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Lindsay A. H. Parker

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199931026

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931026.001.0001

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The Old Regime

The Old Regime

(p.11) 1The Old Regime
Writing the Revolution

Lindsay A. H. Parker

Oxford University Press

Chapter 1 explains Rosalie’s origins and her life under the Old Regime. It details her relationship with her husband, Marc-Antoine, and how their marriage was influenced by new ideas of companionship and friendship. Other family relationships include those between Rosalie and her in-laws, and between Rosalie and her children, Jules and Auguste. Finally it depicts the daily life of living in a provincial town, running a farm, and managing investments.

Keywords:   Romans, Dauphiné, Sentimentalism, Bourgeois, Marriage, Parenting, Agriculture

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