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Title: Jacqueline, Complete Author: (Mme.
Blanc) Th.
Bentzon Last Updated: March 3, 2009 Release Date: October 5, 2006 [EBook #3971] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK JACQUELINE, COMPLETE *** Produced by David Widger JACQUELINE By (Mme.
Blanc) Therese Bentzon With a Preface by M.
THUREAU-DANGIN, of the French Academy TH.
BENTZON It is natural that the attention and affection of Americans should be attracted to a woman who has devoted herself assiduously to understanding and to making known the aspirations of our country, especially in introducing the labors and achievements of our women to their sisters in France, of whom we also have much to learn; for simple, homely virtues and the charm of womanliness may still be studied with advantage on the cherished soil of France. Marie-Therese Blanc, nee Solms--for this is the name of the author who writes under the nom de plume of Madame Bentzon--is considered the greatest of living French female novelists.
She was born in an old French chateau at Seine-Porte (Seine et Oise), September 21, 1840. This chateau was owned by Madame Bentzon’s grandmother, the Marquise de Vitry, who was a woman of great force and energy of character, -a ministering angel- to her country neighborhood.
Her grandmother’s first marriage was to a Dane, Major-General Adrien-Benjamin de Bentzon, a Governor of the Danish Antilles.
By this marriage there was one daughter, the mother of Therese, who in turn married the Comte de Solms. -This mixture of races,- Madame Blanc once wrote, -surely explains a kind of moral and intellectual cosmopolitanism ...

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