Valérie de Gasparin
She was born at Geneva. She was the wife of Agénor de Gasparin. She lived a great part of her life in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland, and was a prolific writer, on religion, social topics and travel. She was conspicuous as an opponent of religious and social innovations.
In addition to a number of translations of English and American authors, she published:
- Le mariage au point de vue chrétien, a work which won the Montyon prize from the French Academy (Marriage from the Christian Point of View, 1842)
- Allons faire fortune à Paris (Let's Go Make a Fortune in Paris, 1844)
- Un livre pour les femmes mariées (A Book for Wives, 1845)
- Il y a des pauvres à Paris et ailleurs, which also won the Montyon prize (There are Poor in Paris and Elsewhere, 1846)
- Quelques défauts des Chrétiens d'aujourd'hui (1853)
- Des corporations monastiques au sein du protestantisme (1855)
- Les horizons prochains (The Near Horizon, 1859)
- Les horizons célestes (The Heavenly Horizon, 1859)
- Vesper (1861)
- Les tristesses humaines (1863)
- La lèpre sociale (1870)
- Journey in the South by an Ignoramus
- Read and Judge, strictures on the Salvation Army
Several of her books were translated into English, the books of 1859 being read very widely in the United States in their English form.
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Gasparin, Valérie Boissier, Countess de". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Rines, George Edwin, ed. (1920). "Gasparin, Valérie Boissier, Comtesse de". Encyclopedia Americana.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Ripley, George; Dana, Charles A., eds. (1879). "Gasparin, Adrien Étienne Pierre, count de". The American Cyclopædia.