Talk:Germaine de Staël

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Is there any basis for the recent addition of "Picaresque" here? It is an entirely different matter from "picturesque", and was added anonymously and without citation. I don't know the novel in question, so I'm uncertain, but I suspect it is simply wrong. If no one can explain and/or cite, I think this should probably be reverted. -- Jmabel | Talk 07:56, 3 November 2005 (UTC)


The tone of this article is biased, bent on denigrating an extraordinary figure. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 13 August 2006.

Precisely. Someone, please, work to change this - it's a contemptable piece, typical of its time (1911). [signed, but not logged in: RHG]

This article is a good example of the foolishness of pasting in old Britannica articles. What was once (probably) thought to be a succinct summary of her life looks, now, a lot more like libel. Somebody with more knowledge about her life and works has a lot of cleaning up to do. WtG. Josh a brewer 01:07, 31 December 2006 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 03:45, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

link rot[edit]

The link to BNF's Gallica site doesn't work. Mme de Stael's work is there in three volumes, but this link doesn't get it. (talk) 21:10, 7 July 2014 (UTC)