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Title The woman priest : a translation of Sylvain Maréchal's novella, La femme abbé / translation and introduction by Sheila Delany.
Author Maréchal, Sylvain, 1750-1803, author.
Publication Edmonton, Alberta, Canada : The University of Alberta Press, 2016.
Copyright date ©2016
Edition First edition.
Description xxxiv, 68 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-68).
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.
Subject Catholic Church -- France -- Fiction.
Catholic Church. (OCoLC)fst00531720
Women -- France -- Social conditions -- Fiction.
Impersonation -- Fiction.
Impersonation. (OCoLC)fst00968149
Women -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01176947
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Genre Novellas. (OCoLC)fst01921741
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Addl. Author Delany, Sheila, writer of introduction, translator.
Addl. Title Femme abbé. English
Related To Maréchal, Sylvain, 1750-1803. Femme abbé. English. Woman priest. (CaOONL)20169019365
ISBN 9781772121230 (paperback) :
1772121231 (paperback)

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