Contents: Feminist and Freudian readings of Isabelle de Charrière’s novels of the 1780s – A modern side of the novels – Theoretical
background for the analysis of Isabelle de Charrière’s work: Kohut’s Self psychology – Healthy narcissism – Secondary narcissism
– Selfobject – Self psychology and late eighteenth-century literature – First part of the Lettres écrites de Lausanne:
an essay on mother and child relationship – Lettres neuchâteloises: an essay on attachment, individuation and morality
– Lettres de Mistriss Henley: an essay on social identity – Caliste: an essay on the divided self.