University of Exeter Press

Le Commerce du Parnasse

    • 78 Pages

    This critical edition of Françoise Pascal’s epistolary collection Le Commerce du Parnasse (Paris, 1669) highlights a rare, innovative and entertaining work by a woman writer virtually unknown today, but in her time a distinguished playwright, poet and painter.

    Composed of thirty-seven letters in prose and verse, Le Commerce du Parnasse is part gallant correspondence, part poetry collection, part epistolary novel. Now in its first modern edition, this fascinating text provides new insights into seventeenth-century salon life and the discourses of galanterie and préciosité.

    This is a volume in the series Textes littéraires/Exeter French Texts. The text, introduction and essential notes are all in French.




    Description du Commerce du Parnasse

    Signification de l'oeuvre

    Le Texte


    Le Commerce du Parnasse; Appendice



    Deborah Steinberger is Assistant Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Delaware.