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Author Grafigny, Mme de (Françoise d'Issembourg d'Happoncourt), 1695-1758.

Title Letters of a Peruvian woman / Françoise de Graffigny ; translated with an introduction and notes by Jonathan Mallinson.

Publication Info. New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.


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Description 1 online resource (xxxix, 155 pages).
Series Oxford world's classics
Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxii-xxxv).
Note Print version record.
Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction; Note on the Text and Translation; Select Bibliography; A Chronology of Françoise de Graffigny; LETTERS OF A PERUVIAN WOMAN; Appendix 1: Cultural Background; Appendix 2: French Continuations; Appendix 3: English Adaptations; Appendix 4: The Education of Young Women; Explanatory Notes.
Summary Graffigny's bold and original novel tells the story of Zilia, an Inca Virgin, rescued from the Spanish and brought to France. Separated from her lover and her culture, she recounts her experiences and personal growth. To this fine new translation are appended extracts from Graffigny's chief source and other writers' fictional responses. - ;'It has taken me a long time, my dearest Aza, to fathom the cause of that contempt in which women are held in this country ... '. Zilia, an Inca Virgin of the Sun, is captured by the Spanish conquistadores and brutally separated from her lover, Aza. She is re.
Subject Peruvians -- France -- Fiction.
Women -- France -- Fiction.
France -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Peruvians. (OCoLC)fst01058953
Women. (OCoLC)fst01176568
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Chronological Term 1700 - 1799
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Added Author Mallinson, G. J.
Added Title Lettres d'une Péruvienne. English
Other Form: Print version: Grafigny, Mme de (Françoise d'Issembourg d'Happoncourt), 1695-1758. Lettres d'une Péruvienne. English. Letters of a Peruvian woman. New York : Oxford University Press, 2009 (DLC) 2008036152
Standard No. 9786612057786
ISBN 9780191548987 (electronic bk.)
0191548987 (electronic bk.)
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