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The Politics of Writing: Julia Kavanagh, 1824-77$
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Eileen Fauset

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780719055577

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719055577.001.0001

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French Women of Letters and English Women of Letters

French Women of Letters and English Women of Letters

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The Politics of Writing: Julia Kavanagh, 1824-77

Eileen Fauset

Manchester University Press

This chapter explores French Women of Letters and English Women of Letters, two companion volumes that are considered as Kavanagh's indication of the progress and achievements in women's writing during the past two centuries. The first half of the chapter focuses on French Women of Letters, which features women who Kavanagh considered significant either for their virtue or for their prominence, including Madame Roland, Madame du Barry and Madame de Maintenon. It notes that Kavanagh believed that each of these women, in her own way, typified the presence of women in either the aristocratic or revolutionary France of the eighteenth century. The second and final half of the chapter features English Women of Letters, in which Kavanagh writes about women who have their original style.

Keywords:   French Women, Women of Letters, presence of women, aristocratic France, revolutionary France, original style

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