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Author Berenguier, Nadine

Title Conduct Books for Girls in Enlightenment France
Published Farnham : Ashgate Pub., 2011
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Description 1 online resource (294 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part 1 Textual Strategies; 1 Between Oral and Print Cultures; 2 Authorial Anxieties; Part 2 Topoi; 3 Perceptions of Motherhood; 4 Maneuvering New Social Spaces; 5 Marriage and its Disillusions; Part 3 Reception; 6 The Cultural Landscape of the Eighteenth-Century Press; 7 The Marquise de Lambert's Avis d'une mère à sa fille; 8 Madeleine de Puisieux's Conseils à une amie; 9 Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont's Magasin des adolescentes and Instructions pour les jeunes dames; 10 Louise d'Epinay's Conversations d'Emilie
11 Graillard, Cerfvol, and Reyre12 Conduct Books in Early Literary History; 13 Editorial Fortunes in the Nineteenth Century; Bibliography; Index
Summary At the same time that secular and religious authorities suppressed women's efforts to read, conduct books written specifically for girls and young unmarried women emerged as a new genre. Nadine Berenguier offers an in-depth analysis of this development in eighteenth-century France, situating conduct books in the context of Enlightenment concerns about improving education in order to reform society. Her study contributes to our understanding of how print culture in eighteenth-century France gave shape to a specific social subset of new readers: modern girls
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Subject French literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Girls in literature.
Girls -- Books and reading -- France -- History -- 18th century
Girls -- Education -- France -- History -- 18th century
Girls -- France -- Conduct of life -- History -- 18th century
Young women in literature.
Young women -- Books and reading -- France -- History -- 18th century
Young women -- Education -- France -- History -- 18th century
Young women -- France -- Conduct of life -- History -- 18th century
French literature.
Girls in literature.
Girls -- Books and reading.
Girls -- Conduct of life.
Girls -- Education.
Young women in literature.
Young women -- Books and reading.
Young women -- Conduct of life.
Young women -- Education.
France.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0754695433
9780754695431