Summers, Mary Books

EugÉnie De GuÉrin a Life of Reaction
1997 0-7734-8530-9
This study locates Eugénie de Guérin in her social, religious and intellectual setting and analyses the main themes which emerge throughout her writings, discusses her originality as the first woman diarist published in France. It gives the critical reception of her Journal and Journal et Lettres. It traces, through her writings, Eugénie's reactions to the people and events in her life, including well-known persons such as Sainte-Beuve, Xavier de Maistre, Lacordaire and Barbey d'Aurevilly. Her immense appeal crossed both political and religious boundaries.