The scribbling trollopeThe things I

The scribbling trollope

The things I find with this project… it makes me crazy. You would think I would have heard of this fabulous woman:

Stéphanie Félicité Comtesse de Genlis, Marquise de Sillery, “the scribbling trollope”. A hundred novels? Political essays, plays, philosophy, a ten volume memoir…. she supported herself by writing, was enormously popular Napoleon’s favorite writer. How to never have heard of her? Grrrr.

I also think of Genly Ai, and wonder if Le Guin was paying homage to Madame de Genlis.

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