Talk:Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de Genlis

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Courtesan?[edit]

Was she truly a courtesan, a prostitute? Did she charge money for sex, or did she simply have lovers? She has this category. This should be clarified. --[[Special:Contributions/ 85.226.44.74|85.226.44.74]] (talk) 15:44, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

There's no mention in the article of her being the mistress of the Duc d'Chartres, which is her principle claim to fame. Also, the article states that she fled the Revolution in 1793, to Switzerland, and then further down states she fled to England in 1791. So which is it? Lorzu (talk) 12:49, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

In literature[edit]

I checked War and Peace and she is mentioned but not a character. See: http://archive.org/stream/warandpeace030164mbp/warandpeace030164mbp_djvu.txt

Genlis turns up five times and is used as an insult as is also the case in Oblomov. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 50.40.254.77 (talk) 03:37, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

The Balzac novel is translated Lost Illusions. I could find no mention of Genlis - only to a Marques Genlis. http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/13159/pg13159.html