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Author Grafigny, Mme de (Françoise d'Issembourg d'Happoncourt), 1695-1758.

Title Letters of a Peruvian woman / Françoise de Graffigny ; translated with an introduction and notes by Jonathan Mallinson
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xxxix, 155 pages)
Series Oxford world's classics
Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction; Note on the Text and Translation; Select Bibliography; A Chronology of Françoise de Graffigny; LETTERS OF A PERUVIAN WOMAN; Appendix 1: Cultural Background; Appendix 2: French Continuations; Appendix 3: English Adaptations; Appendix 4: The Education of Young Women; Explanatory Notes
Summary Graffigny's bold and original novel tells the story of Zilia, an Inca Virgin, rescued from the Spanish and brought to France. Separated from her lover and her culture, she recounts her experiences and personal growth. To this fine new translation are appended extracts from Graffigny's chief source and other writers' fictional responses. - ;'It has taken me a long time, my dearest Aza, to fathom the cause of that contempt in which women are held in this country ... '. Zilia, an Inca Virgin of the Sun, is captured by the Spanish conquistadores and brutally separated from her lover, Aza. She is re
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxii-xxxv)
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Subject Peruvians -- France -- Fiction.
Women -- France -- Fiction.
France -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Mallinson, G. J.
ISBN 0191548987 (electronic bk.)
9780191548987 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Lettres d'une Péruvienne. English