Title: Conversations d’une mère avec sa fille, frontispiece and title page

Creator: Campan, Mme (Jeanne-Louise-Henriette), 1752-1822.

Date: 1803

Bibliographic Citation: Conversations d’une mère avec sa fille: en français et en anglais / composées pour la maison d’éducation de Mme Campan; dédiées à Madame Louis Bonaparte. A Paris: Chez F. Louis, an XII [1803 or 1804].

Notes: Intended as a tool to learn languages, this book presents a series of conversations between a mother and her daughter. The dialogue is printed in both French and English in adjacent columns on the pages.

Physical Description: image.frontispiece.black and white 20 × 25 cm

Language: French

Description: While the book makes no claims to be a formal conduct manual, it emphasizes that a “moral goal … must accompany everything destined to the education of young girls.” The conversations take place in familiar settings and present a range of encounters which provide the young girl the opportunity to learn about the natural world as well as her proper conduct: the flower garden, the kitchen garden, the hot-house, and the fields.

Subject: English language — Conversation and phrase books — French.
French language — Readers.
French language — Conversation and phrase books — English.

Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University

is Part Of Exhibition: Interpersonal Print

Exhibition Theme: Domesticated Botany

Call Number: PE1129 F7 C66 1803 Rare Books/Special Collections

Image Identifier: 16_003695529_bonaparte-frontispieceandtitlepage