Trois femmes: Nouvelle de l'Abb? de la Tour

Trois femmes: Nouvelle de l'Abb? de la Tour

by Isabelle de Charri?re
     
 

ISBN-10: 0873529405

ISBN-13: 9780873529402

Pub. Date: 01/01/2007

Publisher: Modern Language Association of America

In the aftermath of the French Revolution, three women who have fled France--the straitlaced aristocrat Emilie, her lighthearted maid Joséphine, and the worldly Constance--try to make new lives for themselves in Altendorf, Germany. Their experiences, difficulties, and choices address the philosophical question, Are moral theories adequate guides to good

Overview

In the aftermath of the French Revolution, three women who have fled France--the straitlaced aristocrat Emilie, her lighthearted maid Joséphine, and the worldly Constance--try to make new lives for themselves in Altendorf, Germany. Their experiences, difficulties, and choices address the philosophical question, Are moral theories adequate guides to good conduct?

In her introduction to this late-eighteenth-century novel by Charrière, Emma Rooksby discusses the sentimental tradition, Enlightenment ideas, epistolary fiction, Charrière's career, and the difficult situation of women and women writers in postrevolutionary France.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873529402
Publisher:
Modern Language Association of America
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Texts and Translations, #21
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

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