The Bedroom Philosophers Setting & Symbolism

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The Boudoir

The boudoir is the setting for five of the seven dialogues in The Bedroom Philosophers. It belongs to Madame de Saint-Ange and serves as a staging area for the many sexual couplings and libertine lessons of the narrative. When Madame de Saint-Ange enters the boudoir with Eugenie, Dolmance is waiting there for them. Later, the Chevalier de MIrvel and the servant Augustin join them. At the end of the book, Madame de Mistival barges into the boudoir, where she is abused by the libertines.

The Anteroom

The first two dialogues of The Bedroom Philosophers take place in the anteroom outside the boudoir. When the reader first meets Madame de Saint-Ange and Chevalier de Mirvel, they are discussing libertinage and Dolmance in particular. In the anteroom, Madame reveals her plans for Eugenie and receives the young girl.

The Pamphlet

Dolmance's pamphlet, "Frenchmen, Some More Effort if You...

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