Sophie loved literature and was already reading works in French, Italian, Spanish, and Latin as a teenager.  The novel cites many writers and literary works that were either familiar to Sophie or very present in the world that shaped her, beginning with Rousseau’s La Nouvelle Heloise in Chapter 2. Click the links below to discover more . . .

  Jean-Jacques Rousseau (Part 1)

  The Gospel of John (Part 1)

  The Rules of Courtly Love (Part 1)

  Dante (Parts 1, 3, 5, 9, 11)

  Richardson’s Clarissa (Part 1)

The Song of Songs (Parts 2, 4, 6)

   Racine’s Athalie (Part 2)

Marie d’Agoult (Part 7)

  Alphonse de Lamartine (Part 12)



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