Petit de Bachaumont

his circle and the 'Mémoires secrets'

Author: Robert S. Tate, Jr.

Volume: 65

Series: SVEC

Publication Date: 1968

Pages: 212

ISBN: 978-0-7294-0158-6

Price: £30


I. Bachaumont’s early life
1. Family and birth
2. Influence of Le Nôtre
3. Some intellectual tendencies
II. Three friends of Bachaumont
1. The abbé Prévost
2. The abbé Gédoyn
3. A Protégé – the marquis d’Eguilles
III. Bachaumont’s aesthetic pursuits
1. Painting and sculpture
2. Music
3. Architecture and urbanisme
IV. The salon of Madame Doublet
1. Bachaumont and Madame Doublet
2. The Habitués
3. Character of the salon
V. The Nouvelles à la main
1. Background
2. The Two Registres and their yield
3. Decline of the salon
VI. The Mémoires secrets
1. Publication
2. Reception
3. The Mémoires secrets and the parlements
Works cited

Voltaire Foundation

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