The Woman Priest Paperback

A Translation of Sylvain Marechal's Novella, La Femme Abbe

by Sylvain Marechal;

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The Woman Priest

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"My God! Pardon me if I have dared to make sacred things serve a profane love; but it is you who have put passion into our hearts; they are not crimes-I feel this in the purity of my intentions. -"Agatha, writing to Zo?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 Mar?chal'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 Mar?chal's lifetime. With thorough notes and introduction by Sheila Delany, this first translation of Mar?chal's novella, "La femme abb?, "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.

The Woman Priest by Sylvain Marechal was published by University of Alberta Press in August 2016. The ISBN for The Woman Priest is 9781772121230.

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Details for The Woman Priest

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherUniversity of Alberta Press (August 2016)
Number of Pages88
Thickness5 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4457418
Page last updated 13th September 2017
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