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Author Hawthorne, Melanie.

Title Finding the woman who didn't exist : the curious life of Gisele d'Estoc / Melanie C. Hawthorne.

Publication Info. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2013]
(Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2013).


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Description 1 online resource (240 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- To hell and back (the present) -- Gisele d'Estoc and World War II (the 1930s) -- A storm in a teacup and a bomb in a flowerpot (the 1890s) -- An interlude (no time in particular) -- Gisele d'Estoc when she was real (the 1870s) -- Gisele d'Estoc and who she wasn't (the 1960s) -- Afterword -- Chronology.
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Summary Gisèle d'Estoc was the pseudonym of a nineteenth-century French woman writer and, it turns out, artist who, among other things, was accused of being a bomb-planting anarchist, the cross-dressing lover of writer Guy de Maupassant, and the fighter of at least one duel with another woman, inspiring Bayard's famous painting on the subject. The true identity of this enigmatic woman remained unknown and was even considered fictional until recently, when Melanie C. Hawthorne resurrected d'Estoc's discarded story from the annals of forgotten history. Finding the Woman Who Didn't Exist.
Subject Estoc, Gisèle d', 1863-approximately 1906.
Estoc, Gisèle d', 1863-approximately 1906. (OCoLC)fst01817635
Women anarchists -- France -- 19th century -- Biography.
Male impersonators -- Biography.
Bisexual women -- France -- Biography.
Women sculptors -- France -- 19th century -- Biography.
Women authors, French -- 19th century -- Biography.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- French.
Bisexual women. (OCoLC)fst00833338
Male impersonators. (OCoLC)fst01006641
Women anarchists. (OCoLC)fst01177077
Women authors, French. (OCoLC)fst01177270
Women sculptors. (OCoLC)fst01178517
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Other Form: Print version: 9780803240346 0803240341 (DLC) 2012032678
ISBN 9780803245686 (electronic bk.)
0803245688 (electronic bk.)
1283948826 (electronic bk.)
9781283948821 (electronic bk.)
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