OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Memoirs of Emma Courtney

ISBN : 9780199555406

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¥1,639
著者: 
Mary Hays; Eleanor Ty
ページ
272 ページ
フォーマット
Paperback
サイズ
129 x 195 mm
刊行日
2009年05月
シリーズ
Oxford World's Classics
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First published in the turbulent decade following the French Revolution, Memoirs of Emma Courtney is based on Mary Hays' own passionate struggle with romance and Enlightenment philosophy. A feminist and ardent disciple of Mary Wollstonecraft, Hays reveals the lamentable gap between 'what women are' and 'what woment ought to be'. The novel is one of the most articulate and detailed expressions of the yearnings and frustrations of a woman living in late eighteenth-century English society. It questions marital arrangements and courtship rituals by depicting a woman who actively pursues the man she loves. The novel explores the links between sexuality, desire, and economic and social freedom, suggesting the need for improvement in the laws of society which 'have enslaved, enervated, and degraded woman'.

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著者について: 

Eleanor Ty is Assistant Professor of English at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario.

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