By Marie le Jars de Gournay,Richard Hillman,Colette Quesnel
This quantity provides translations of 4 of Gournay's works that tackle feminist matters. of those look the following in English for the 1st time—The prom of Monsieur de Montaigne and The Apology for the lady Writing. one of many first smooth mental novels, the best-selling Promenade used to be additionally the 1st to discover woman sexual feeling. With the autobiographical Apology, Gournay defended each element of her lifestyles, from her ethical behavior to her loved ones administration. The publication additionally comprises Gournay's final revisions (1641) of her best-known feminist treatises, The Equality of fellows and Women and The girls' Complaint. The editors supply a basic assessment of Gournay's occupation, in addition to person introductions and vast annotations for every work.
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