Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin ePUB ✓ Memoirs

Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin ePUB ✓ Memoirs


  • Hardcover
  • 468 pages
  • Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin
  • Henriette-Lucy, Marquise de La Tour du Pin Gouvernet
  • English
  • 19 May 2016
  • 9780841500501

7 thoughts on “Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin

  1. Carol Dobson Carol Dobson says:

    Henrietta Lucy Dillon was born in Paris in 1770 In 1787 she married the Comte de Gouvernet who later became the Maruis de la Tour du Pin and she the Maruise She died in 1853 and so she experienced the Revolution the Terror the Empire the Restoration the 1830 and 1848 Revolution the reign of Louis Philippe and the advent of Louis NapoleonHer memoirs encompass the time span of her childhood until 1815 and were intended for her son Aymar the only one of her six children to survive She had not intended them to be published but when they were in 1906 they were greeted with great acclaim and 16 editions were uickly publishedShe saw life from the view point of an aristocrat and as she herself wrote I do not claim to be ualified to describe the state of society in France before the Revolution It would be beyond my skillShe considered the Revolution the just punishment of the vices of the upper classes and never turns her curiosity and intellect towards an examination of the misery of the peasantry She is however wonderfully descriptive of her own section of society and of her own experiencesShe describes Louis XVI as resembling a peasant rambling along behind his plough; there was nothing proud or regal about him His sword was a continual embarrassment to him and he never knew what to do with his hatWhen she left Antwerp she went in her carriage through the entire French army and describesThese conuerors Most of them lacked a uniform After reuisitioning everything in all the cloth shops in Paris and other big cities the Convention had hurriedly had cloaks made from materials of every imaginable hue This medley a vast human rainbow stood out clearly against the snow which covered the ground; the camp looked like some gigantic and very vivid flower bedShe and her husband had to flee France They went to America and bought a farm near Albany and we are treated to beautiful descriptions of of the north American countryside such as that of the unbroken forest fifty miles wide which separated Connecticut from New YorkIn the open areas there were thickets of flowering rhododendrons some of them purple others pale lilac and roses of every kind The flowers made a vivid splash of color against the grassland which was itself studded with mosses and flowering plantsShe became a very proficient farmerMy butter was much in demand I cut it carefully into small pieces stamped them with our monogram and arranged them daintily in a very clean basket on a fine clothHenrietta Lucy was a courageous and intelligent woman who survived partly by good fortune and partly by her own actions This is a delightful book written by a delightful person


  2. Trulyroman Trulyroman says:

    The Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin is one of my most favourite books of all time It is as though you were sitting there with the authoress in a chair opposite you and she is relating her life to you personally Her Memoirs are engaging thrilling informative and never dull This is one of only two books that I would take on my desert island were I ever exiled there Everyone should read it


  3. Gerry Garibaldi Gerry Garibaldi says:

    This is a dazzling memoir that brings you into the sumptuous world of Louis XVI's France written by a woman of the aristocracy whose life plunges into poverty and despair during the Revolution What makes it so wonderful is how this woman's true determined character nobly rides out the treacherous currents of the time and comes out a truly shining example of a courage A great read


  4. Barbara Barbara says:

    At about the age of 50 Mme de La Tour du Pin who was born in Paris in 1770 began to record her memoirs for her two surviving children soon for her only surviving child The recollections record her life up to Napoleon's return from Elba I actually read them online in a sloppily translated early C20 edition supplemented when I discovered it by the original French edition and lots of enjoyable googling of the historical background the many places we visit and the many characters we meet Mme de La Tour du Pin as an emotionally neglected child kept her head down and her mouth shut She bloomed into a clever elegant and physically striking young woman who was says Fanny Burney a star of pre revolutionary Versailles and by her own account was immediately accepted into the society of the intellectual Parisiennes She a dashing rider and a famous dancer She fell passionately and enduringly in love with the noble soldier she chose unseen on the advice of her father She was unusual for her time and class in that her concern from then on was all for her husband and her children for whom her love was powerful and unconditionalBut this paragon of a wife and mother was also a ball of activity strong minded resourceful and adaptable we hear of her experiences when in hiding from the Terror in Bordeaux when in flight to America as a dairy farmer in Upper New York State in flight again from the Directory broke in England as wife of a Napoleonic Préfet in Brussels as an ambassadress And she knew everyone In her memoirs we make a clear eyed sometimes ironic acuaintance with Marie Antoinette Josephine Talleyrand Napoleon the Duke of Wellington Mme de Staël Alexander Hamilton Tallien and dozens famous personalities The interest never flagsAbove all I liked and admired Mme de La Tour du Pin There is plenty of sentiment in her recollections but no repining no sentimentality She is a heroine not a victim of a frightening period of French history


  5. Madeleine McDonald Madeleine McDonald says:

    The Maruise de la Tour du Pin Gouvernet is one of my favourite characters from history Her first name was Lucy but I always think of this redoubtable woman by her grand French surname Of Irish descent she married into the French aristocracy and took her place at the extravagant doomed court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette Fleeing the guillotine she and her husband started over again as farmers in North America There she learned how to chop wood and draw water from the well as well as doing her own cooking and washing She met French emigrés Dutch colonialists uakers and native AmericansDictated shortly before her death aged 83 her memoirs cover everything from political intrigue to domestic detail Nothing was too trivial to record and I find her diary a treasure troveShe was a flawed character Buying her first slave in America she describes with no compassion that his personal possessions would “fit inside a hat” When the upstart dictator Napoleon looked round for aristocrats to give his new court legitimacy she and her husband hastened back to France to resume a life of privilege Yet she had a talent for survival Whatever life threw at her she hitched up her skirts and got on with it – including her own multiple pregnancies Whether bartering homemade butter for winter necessities or assisting at a roadside birth she was ever resourceful I might not have liked her but I would like to have known her


  6. Rosa Pomar Rosa Pomar says:

    Perfect summer reading


  7. Charles Charles says:

    One of my favorite booksEVER


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About the Author: Henriette-Lucy, Marquise de La Tour du Pin Gouvernet

Henriette Madame de La Tour PDF \ Lucy Maruise Madame de PDF ☆ de La Tour du Pin Gouvernet also known as Lucie was a French aristocrat famous for her memoirs entitled Journal d'une femme de ans The memoirs are a first hand account of her life through the Ancien Regime the French Revolution and the Imperial court of Napoleon ending in March with Napoleon’s return from exile on Elba Memoirs of PDF or Madame de la Tour du Pin as she is of Madame de La Tour MOBI :Ú f.