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Three Women, critical edition

A Novel by the Abbé de la Tour

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.

About the Authors

Isabelle de Charrière, born in 1740 to a Dutch aristocratic family, wrote several novels critical of rigid social conventions. She lived most of her life in Switzerland. Emma Rooksby has a Doctorate of Philosphy from Murdoch University.

Reviews

"Well written; Rooksby ably explores the complex issues underlying the story of these Trois Femmes." —French Review

"Isabelle de Charrière is rightly prominent in the series and Trois femmes is an important work from the Revolutionary decade which will stimulate much debate in the classroom." —Modern Language Review

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Other Titles by Isabelle de Charrière

Trois femmes, critical edition

Isabelle de Charrière, edited by Emma Rooksby
Jan 2007 - Modern Language Association of America
$23.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Letters of Mistress Henley Published by Her Friend, critical edition

Isabelle de Charrière, translated by Philip Stewart, Jean Vache
Jan 1993 - Modern Language Association of America
$20.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Lettres de Mistriss Henley publiées par son amie, critical edition

Isabelle de Charrière, edited by Joan Hinde Stewart, Philip Stewart
Jan 1993 - Modern Language Association of America
$20.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles by Emma Rooksby

Trois femmes, critical edition

Isabelle de Charrière, edited by Emma Rooksby
Jan 2007 - Modern Language Association of America
$23.00 USD - Paperback / softback

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Humanism, Empire, and Nation, critical edition

edited by Travis Workman, translated by Travis Workman
Jun 2023 - Modern Language Association of America
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edited by Travis Workman
Jun 2023 - Modern Language Association of America
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Giambatista Viko; or, The Rape of African Discourse, critical edition

Georges Ngal, edited by David Damrosch, translated by David Damrosch
Mar 2022 - Modern Language Association of America
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French Guiana

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Mar 2020 - Wesleyan University Press
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Ex-Centric Migrations

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Jun 2016 - Indiana University Press
$85.00 USD - Hardback
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