The Feminist Encyclopedia of French Literature

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Gacon-Dufour, Marie-Armande Jeanne d'Humières ( 1753-1835). Novelist, polemicist, agronomist, and expert on court life. Scholars remain uninformed about this versatile writer, known only to have been born in Paris and to have died in Brie-Comte-Robert. Her published works include novels* such as Les Dangers de la coquetterie ( 1788), La Femme grenadier ( 1801), and L'Héroïne moldave ( 1818), with two editions of her first printed novel, L'Homme errant fixé par la raison, ou Lettres de Célidor et du marquis de Tobers ( 1787, 1803). Her political pamphlets and books confront the issue of a woman's right to education* ( Contre le projet de loi de S*** M***, portant défense d'apprendre à lite aux femmes, par une femme qui ne se pique pas d'être femme de lettres [ 1801] and De la nécessité de l'instruction pour les femmes [ 18051). The pamphlet Mimoire pour le sexe féminin contre le sexe masculin ( 1787) accuses men, especially the chevalier de Feucher, of corrupting society and of blaming women for its decline. She edited the correspondence of Mme de Châteauroux* ( 1717- 1744) and wrote tales of the courts of Catherine de Medici* and Louis XIV. Finally, she published numerous manuals detailing the running of the household, perfume and soap-making, and advice on maintaining health. Sarah Harrell DeSmet
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L'Homme errant fixé par la raison, ou Lettres de Célidor et du marquis de Tobers. Paris: Royez, 1787.
Mémoire pour le sexe féminin contre le sexe masculin. London and Paris: Royez, 1787.
Contre le projet de loi de S*** M*** . . . Paris: Ouvrier, 1801.
La Femme grenadier. Paris: Ouvrier, 1801.
De la nécessité de l'instruction pour les femmes. Paris: Chez Buisson, 1805.
L'Héroïne moldave. Paris: Cogez, 1818.

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The Feminist Encyclopedia of French Literature
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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Note x
  • A Feminist History of French Literature xi
  • Bibliography xv
  • Bibliography xx
  • Bibliography xxiii
  • Bibliography xxvi
  • Bibliography xxx
  • Bibliography xxxv
  • A 3
  • B 34
  • C 72
  • D 137
  • E 171
  • F 195
  • G 223
  • H 250
  • I 266
  • J 275
  • K 280
  • L 287
  • M 333
  • O 400
  • P 404
  • Q 447
  • R 451
  • S 483
  • T 524
  • V 542
  • W 554
  • Y 563
  • Appendix A: General Bibliography 567
  • Appendix B: Chronology of French Women Writers 573
  • Index 585
  • Contributors 631
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