Peter Brooks, 18 November 1993
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Routledge, 321 pp., £40, June 1993, 0 415 01937 0Show More
Isabelle de Charrière (Belle de Zuylen): A Biography by C.P Courtney.
Voltaire Foundation, 810 pp., £49, August 1993, 0 7294 0439 0Show More
“... Neuchâtel. Isabelle de Charrière’s existence is minutely detailed in this fine biography by C.P. Courtney, which is three times longer than Wood’s life of Constant, yet eminently readable, in large part because it is filled with quotations from her vast and enlivening correspondence. In particular, the letters to ...”