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The birth and beginnings of Madame d’Aulnoy

30 March 2019

Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Barneville, baronne d’Aulnoy, died in Paris on January 13, 1705 – this has been known for a long time. But when was she born? The traditional...

More Madame d’Aulnoy

17 October 2018

Six months ago this blog presented the very rare first edition of Marie-Catherine d’Aulnoy’s Les Contes des fées, of which a complete set (including engraved frontispieces...