The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast

The Travels and Adventures of Mademoiselle de Richelieu - The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast Episode 9

September 14, 2020

The Travels and Adventures of Mademoiselle de Richelieu

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast - Episode 9 with Heather Rose Jones

This mid-18th century novel tells the story of two women romping through Europe in male disguise, breaking hearts, having narrow escapes, falling in love with each other, and ending up deciding to share the rest of their lives together. The 18th century prose is rather dense, but I’ve tried to pick selections that show why I find it fascinating.

In this episode we talk about:

  • The historic context of the novel
  • An overall plot summary
  • Readings of selected excerpts that illustrate the romantic relationship between the two main characters

Books mentioned

This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here:

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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