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Author Hawthorne, Melanie.

Title Finding the woman who didn't exist : the curious life of Gisele d'Estoc / Melanie C. Hawthorne
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2013]
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (240 pages)
Contents Introduction -- To hell and back (the present) -- Gisele d'Estoc and World War II (the 1930s) -- A storm in a teacup and a bomb in a flowerpot (the 1890s) -- An interlude (no time in particular) -- Gisele d'Estoc when she was real (the 1870s) -- Gisele d'Estoc and who she wasn't (the 1960s) -- Afterword -- Chronology
Summary Gisèle d'Estoc was the pseudonym of a nineteenth-century French woman writer and, it turns out, artist who, among other things, was accused of being a bomb-planting anarchist, the cross-dressing lover of writer Guy de Maupassant, and the fighter of at least one duel with another woman, inspiring Bayard's famous painting on the subject. The true identity of this enigmatic woman remained unknown and was even considered fictional until recently, when Melanie C. Hawthorne resurrected d'Estoc's discarded story from the annals of forgotten history. Finding the Woman Who Didn't Exist
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Estoc, Gisèle d', 1863-approximately 1906.
Bisexual women -- France -- Biography.
Male impersonators -- Biography.
Women anarchists -- France -- 19th century -- Biography.
Women authors, French -- 19th century -- Biography.
Women sculptors -- France -- 19th century -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012032678
ISBN 0803245688 (electronic bk.)
1283948826 (electronic bk.)
9780803245686 (electronic bk.)
9781283948821 (electronic bk.)