Table of contents for The age of conversation / by Benedetta Craveri ; translated by Teresa Waugh.

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Introduction												xi
		 1	A Way of Life										1
		 2	Daughters of Eve									9
		 3	The Blue Room										27
		 4	Vincent Voiture: The åme du Rond						45
		 5	La Guirlande de Julie								65
		 6	Madame de Longueville: A Perfect Transformation			71
		 7	The Duchesse de Montbazon and the Reformer of La Trappe	89
		 8	La Marquise de SablÄ: The Salon in the Convent
	I.	Foundresses of Jansenism									97
	II.	Friendship as a Passion									109
	III.	In the Shade of Port-Royal								117
	IV.	The Maxim Game											127
		 9	La Grande Mademoiselle	
	I.	The Heroine of the Fronde								137
	II.	The Trials of Exile										144
	III.	The Portrait Game										157
	IV.	The Discovery of "The Other"								173
		10	Madame de SÄvignÄ and Madame de Lafayette: 
 A Lasting Friendship											175
		11	Mme de la SabliÅre: Pure Sentiment						209
		12	Mme de Maintenon and Ninon de Lenclos: 
 The Importance of Reputation									219
		13	L'Esprit de SociÄtÄ
	I.	The Character of the Nation								231
	II.	The Court as Theater									243
	III.	The Revenge of Paris									254
	IV.	The Patriarch of Ferney									257
		14	The Marquise de Lambert: 
 The Ideal of the HonnÉte Femme									263
		15	Mme de Tencin: The Enlightenment Adventuress				277
		16	Emulation											295
		17	The Age of Conversation
	I.	The Seductions of the Spoken Word							337
	II.	The Deceptions of the Spoken Word							351
	III.	The Power of the Spoken Word								357
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Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Women intellectuals -- France -- History.
France -- Intellectual life -- 17th century.
France -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Salons -- France -- History -- 17th century.
Salons -- France -- History -- 18th century.