Alone Of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary

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Overview

Shows how the figure of Mary has shaped and been shaped by changing social and historical circumstances and why for all their beauty and power,the legends of Mary have condemned real women to perpetual inferiority.

Shows how the figure of Mary has shaped and been shaped by changing social and historical circumstances.

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"Dramatic, informative and entertaining...a substantial and provocative book." - TLS

"A work of remarkably elegant and eloquent scholarship." - Observer

"Astonishing and enlightening.... packed with scholarship, imagery, vivid selection, and wry contrastive comment." - Margaret Mead

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394711553
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/1983
  • Pages: 339
  • Sales rank: 418,610
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

Marina Warner is a prize-winning novelist and cultural historian whose works include From the Beast to the Blonde, Managing Monsters (the 1994 Reith Lectures), Indigo and The Lost Father (shortlisted for the Booker Prize).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    Fuck

    I hope you go to hell from writing this book

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