Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 November 2011

240 Pages | 4 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719084669

Bookseller Code (06)


Catholicism and childrens literature in France

The comtesse de Ségur (1799-1874)

Sophie Heywood

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Modern French History MUP

  • The first history of the classic French children's author, the comtesse de Ségur
  • In France, Ségur is a national icon
  • She was one of most translated French authors in the twentieth century, and is still popular
  • Brings out new aspects of the history of publishing aimed at children
  • It traces the fascinating story detailing the censorship of her books in the correspondence between the comtesse de Ségur and her publisher Hachette Author of the famous book for girls, Model little girls (1858), the comtesse de Ségur is central to our understanding of the culture of girls growing up in modern France Provides insight into the religious imagination of mid-nineteenth century France and contributes to the growing body of knowledge on the cultural history of Catholicism in modern Europe

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