Definitions for la fayette, madame de

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word la fayette, madame de

The Nuttall EncyclopediaRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. La Fayette, Madame de

    novelist, born in Paris; is credited with being the originator of the class of fiction in which character and its analysis are held of chief account; she was the daughter of the governor of Havre, and contracted a Platonic affection for La Rochefoucauld in his old age, and was besides on intimate terms with Madame Sévigné and the most eminent literary men of the time; her "Princess de Clèves" is a classic work, and the merit of it is enhanced by the reflection that it preceded by nearly half a century the works both of Le Sage and Defoe (1634-1693).


Find a translation for the la fayette, madame de definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these la fayette, madame de definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"la fayette, madame de." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 19 Apr. 2015. < fayette, madame de>.

Are we missing a good definition for la fayette, madame de? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for la fayette, madame de:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.