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Marie d`Agoult
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Marie d`Agoult: The Rebel Countess

Richard Bolster

Abstract

Talented and resolutely independent, Marie d'Agoult (1805–76) was one of the most remarkable women of her time. Abandoning her privileged position in society, she eloped with her great love, the pianist and composer Franz Liszt, and later won fame as a writer under the penname Daniel Stern. She published fiction, articles on literature, music, art, and politics, and a history of the revolution of 1848, and she was an eloquent advocate for democracy, the eradication of poverty, and the emancipation of women. Drawing on her memoirs, letters, and other unpublished writings, this biography sets Ma ... More

Keywords: Franz Liszt, Daniel Stern, political change, France, Charles X, Liszt, George Sand, Balzac, fiction, politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780300082463
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300082463.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Bolster, author