Talk:Ninon de L'Enclos
There is no doubt that she was a brilliant conversationalist, but quotes popularly attributed to her in the 20th century are mostly apocryphal. According to "The New American Cyclopaedia" (1860 edition), Vol. 10, p. 453: "In the works of St. Évremond, who was one of her lovers, are some letters by her which are the only authentic pieces from her pen, though La Coquette Vengée (Paris, 1649) and other works are attributed to her."
English translations of the letters can be found in Robinson and Overton, Life, Letters, and Epicurean Philosophy of Ninon de L'Enclos (1903) at Project Gutenberg. ~ Ningauble 16:52, 19 April 2010 (UTC)