Sophie von La Roche (4948 words)

Monika Nenon (University of Memphis)
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Sophie von La Roche (1730-1807) is one of the most famous German women authors of the eighteenth century. She composed an extensive body of work that includes novels, such as Geschichte des Fräuleins von Sternheim [The History of Lady Sophia Sternheim], moral narratives, travel journals, pedagogical letters, autobiographical works, memoirs, and the journal Pomona. Her works focus on topics such as how one should lead one’s life and how to achieve education, virtue, and happiness (especially as a woman).

Marie Sophie von La Roche, née Gutermann, was born on December 6, 1730, as the daughter of the protestant physician Georg Friedrich Gutermann and his wife Regina …

Citation: Nenon, Monika. "Sophie von La Roche". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 September 2021 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14732, accessed 16 August 2022.]

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