Letters of Mistress Henley Published by Her Friend by Philip StewartLetters of Mistress Henley Published by Her Friend by Philip Stewart

Letters of Mistress Henley Published by Her Friend

Translated byPhilip Stewart

Paperback | November 1, 1993

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Considered by many scholars to be among the most brilliant novels written in French during the eighteenth century, Letters of Mistress Henley Published by Her Friend was composed as a response to Samuel de Constant's misogynist novel, The Sentimental Husband (1783). Charriere presents six letters penned by a Mistress Henley, who has chosen a decent and affectionate man as her life's companion only to discover that she cannot bear sharing his life. An immediate success on its publication in 1784, Mistress Henley was greeted with acclaim and controversy: one reader called the book "literarily excellent" but "morally dangerous in various ways". Remarkable for its empathy for both spouses, Mistress Henley is not only a moving work of fiction but also one of the most modern novels of its day.
Title:Letters of Mistress Henley Published by Her FriendFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 8.4 × 5.76 × 0.23 inPublished:November 1, 1993Publisher:Modern Language Association

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ISBN - 10:0873527763

ISBN - 13:9780873527767

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Considered by many scholars to be among the most brilliant novels written in French during the eighteenth century, Letters of Mistress Henley Published by Her Friend was composed as a response to Samuel de Constant's misogynist novel, The Sentimental Husband (1783). Charriere presents six letters penned by a Mistress Henley, who has chosen a decent and affectionate man as her life's companion only to discover that she cannot bear sharing his life. An immediate success on its publication in 1784, Mistress Henley was greeted with acclaim and controversy: one reader called the book "literarily excellent" but "morally dangerous in various ways". Remarkable for its empathy for both spouses, Mistress Henley is not only a moving work of fiction but also one of the most modern novels of its day.