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By Marie le Jars de Gournay,Richard Hillman,Colette Quesnel

During her lifetime, the talented author Marie le Jars de Gournay (1565-1645) used to be celebrated as one of many "seventy most famed ladies of all time" in Jean de los angeles Forge's Circle of discovered Women (1663). The followed daughter of Montaigne, in addition to his editor, Gournay used to be an important literary strength and a pioneering feminist voice in the course of a tumultuous interval in France.

This quantity offers translations of 4 of Gournay's works that handle feminist concerns. of those look the following in English for the 1st time—The prom of Monsieur de Montaigne and The Apology for the girl Writing. one of many first glossy mental novels, the best-selling Promenade was once additionally the 1st to discover lady sexual feeling. With the autobiographical Apology, Gournay defended each element of her lifestyles, from her ethical behavior to her family administration. The booklet 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 common review of Gournay's occupation, in addition to person introductions and broad annotations for every work.

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