The Woman Priest

The Woman Priest

A Translation of Sylvain Maréchal's Novella, La Femme Abbé

eBook - 2016
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"In pre-revolutionary Paris, a young woman falls for a handsome young priest. To be near him, she dresses as a man, enters his seminary, and is invited to become a fully ordained Catholic priest, a career forbidden to women then as now. Sylvain Maréchal's epistolary novella offers a biting rebuke to religious institutions and a hypocritical society; its views on love, marriage, class, and virtue remain relevant today. The book ends in la Nouvelle France, which had become part of Canada during Maréchal's lifetime. With thorough notes and introduction by Sheila Delany, this first translation of Maréchal's novella, La femme abbé, brings a little-known but revelatory text to the attention of readers interested in French history and literature, history of the novel, women's studies, and religious studies."--
Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta :, The University of Alberta Press,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781772122893
Characteristics: 1 PDF (xxxiv, 68 pages) : illustrations


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