From Marteau

Love in its Empire, Illustrated in Seven Novels, (Never before Extant in any Language) viz. I. Alphonso: Or, Virtue will succeed. II. The Amours of the Marquis de Chalante: Or, Love and Duty. III. The Amours of Riberac, and Madainoiselle Elbiac: Or, The Insensible Obstinate. IV. The Amours of Madame De Ferdezi: Or, The Pretty Heretick. V. The Captive Philosopher: Or, The Power of Love over Reason. VI. The Wit of a Woman. VII. Innocence Preserved. London: Printed for B. Creake, G. Harris, and J. Graves, C. King, and J. Stag, W. Mears, and T. Corbet, W. Meadows, S. Chapman, and J. Williams. 1721. 2s.



180 pp. 12mo.


Of the first Novel: Paul Chamberlen, the others by Anne de LaRoche-Guilhem.


Dedication admits that only first novel is original.

History of Publication

See Fr-1708-0002 La Foire de Beaucaire, nouvelle historique et galante. Amsterdam, 1708.

The Novel in Europe, 1650-1749