Adelaide d'Orleans is understood to be the model for one of the characters in Denis Diderot's anti-clerical novel, La Religieuse. As a member of the French Royal family, and also a Benedictine nun, she attracted hostility and scrutiny in Enlightenment France. Her real, as distinct from her imagined, life shows a variety of activities and influences.
|Title of host publication||Women enlightenment and Catholicism|
|Subtitle of host publication||A transnational biographical history|
|Editors||Ulrich L. Lehner|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||15|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138687622 , 9781138687639|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|