When Recamier died, Chateaubriand formally asked Jeanne's hand in marriage.
From her earliest babyhood, Recamier had all but worshiped her.
He first wrecked the Recamier bank, driving old Recamier to the verge of ruin.
Recamier that gave me the idea of what I have attempted to describe.
Recamier had been an intimate friend of the Bernards, forever at their house, since a year or so before Jeanne had been born.
When Recamier died, in 1830, Jeanne was a little over fifty.
So Recamier, rich and powerful, chose the surest means to safeguard the daughter who was all the world to him.