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Author Maréchal, Sylvain, 1750-1803.

Title The woman priest : a translation of Sylvain Maréchal's novella, La femme abbé / translation and introduction by Sheila Delany
Edition First electronic edition, 2016
Published Edmonton, Alberta, Canada : The University of Alberta Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Contents Front cover -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Translator's Note -- The Woman Priest -- Notes -- Bibliography -- About the Author and Translator -- Other Titles from The University of Alberta Press
Summary "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."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Catholic Church -- France -- Fiction.
Impersonation -- Fiction.
Women -- France -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Delany, Sheila, writer of introduction, translator
ISBN 1772122874
9781772122879 (epub)
9781772122886 (mobi)
Other Titles Femme abbé. English