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Christine De Su?de

Christine De Su?De


" La reine Christine de Suede, fille du grand Gustave-Adolphe, est une des figures les plus attirantes de l'histoire. Elle joint l'etrangete a l'eclat, un air d'enigme a un air de roman. Son siecle ne sut comment la juger. Peu de creatures humaines ont ete plus encensees et plus injuriees de leur vivant. On remplirait plusieurs pages avec les seuls titres des odes, harangues, panegyriques, pieces de theatre, en prose et en vers, en latin, en suedois, en francais, en allemand, en italien, ou Christine est portee aux nues. La liste ne serait pas moins longue des pamphlets, memoires, epigrammes, en toutes langues aussi, ou elle est trainee dans la boue. Aujourd'hui encore, elle embarrasse par un melange, peut-etre sans exemple, de grandeur et de ridicule, de noblesse et de perversite. On est en peine de decider si elle fut sincere, ou si elle se moqua de l'Europe. On ne l'est pas moins d'expliquer pourquoi la comedie tourna soudain en drame. La lumiere se fait cependant peu a peu; en ecoutant Christine nous parler elle-meme dans ses lettres, ses pieces diplomatiques, ses recueils de Maximes, son autobiographie, ses notes marginales jetees ca et la, nous finissons par la comprendre, et nous comprenons en meme temps les jugements contradictoires des contemporains. A mesure que cette physionomie ambigue nous livre son secret, elle nous inspire des sentiments ambigus 'comme elle. On est amuse et revolte, seduit et ecoeure..."



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  • Format: Paperback
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  • Language: French
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN-13: 9781542720496
  • ISBN: 1542720494
  • Publication Year: 2017
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
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