A Woman, a Man, and Two Kingdoms: The Story of Madame D'Épinay and the Abbé Galiani
Publisher: Recorded Books
Date: February 1995
Duration: 9 hours 3 minutes
The 18th century's Age of Enlightenment in pre-Revolutionary France continues to fascinate us today. Steegmuller brings his scholarly talents to this collection of the letters of Mme. Louise d'Epinay, best-known for the treatment she received in Rousseau's Confessions. Eavesdropping on the writings of this intelligent woman, the listener gains not only insights into her friendship with Italian priest-diplomat, Ferdinando Galiani, but also a glance into the life of France's elite.