L La Briche, Adélaïde-Edmée Prévost de ( 1755-1844). The only child of a
doting mother, La Briche was well educated, became an accomplished musician,
learned Italian, and studied mathematics. In marrying the younger brother of M.
d'Epinay and Mme d'Houdetot, she entered the world of financiers. From an
uncle she inherited a great fortune and the chateau du Marais near Paris. Widowed young, she never remarried, devoting her life to her daughter, extended
family, and friends. During half a century, and regardless of the politics of the
day, her salon* attracted men and women of letters, artists, members of government, financiers, and aristocrats, such as Saint-Lambert, Morellet, Marmontel, La Harpe, Fontanes, Chateaubriand, Pauline de Beaumont, Sophie Cottin*, Mme de Genlis*, Guizot, the Duke of Wellington, Talleyrand, and Walter Scott. She
wrote--but did not publish--memoirs* and journals of her travels to Italy, Switzerland, England, and Scotland. Although she lived in turbulent times, she was
never in danger, and continued to welcome relatives and friends in both her
summer and winter houses and to give help and shelter to the needy. Loved and
admired, she was universally known for her kindness. Catherine Lafarge
| Zurich, Pierre de. Une Femme heureuse, Madame de la Briche. Paris: E. de Boccard, 1934.|
|-----. Les Voyages en Suisse de Madame de la Briche. Neuchdtel and Paris: Victor
La Fite, Marie Elisabeth Bouée de ( 1750?-1794). The wife of a Protestant
preacher living in La Haye, as a mother La Fite found that there were few books
suitable for young children. In her Entretiens, drames et contes moraux ( 1778),
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Book title: The Feminist Encyclopedia of French Literature.
Contributors: Eva Martin Sartori - Editor, Colette H. Winn - Editor, Perry Gethner - Editor, Samia I. Spencer - Editor, Juliette Parnell-Smith - Editor, Mary Rice-DeFosse - Editor, Susan Ireland - Editor, Patrice J. Proulx - Editor.
Publisher: Greenwood Press.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 1999.
Page number: 287.
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