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The Publication of the Essai in 1755

Antoin E. Murphy

in Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286820
eISBN:
9780191596681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286821.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The intellectual and publishing background to the publication of the Essai are discussed. The book was published by Guillyn in Paris and probably at the instigation of Vincent de Gournay and his ... More


The Printer to the Reader1

in Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226305554
eISBN:
9780226305264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305264.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This note of the “printer,” which was varied revealingly in subsequent editions, is certainly by Marie le Jars de Gournay herself. According to the printer, it was several years ago that this book ... More


Introduction

in Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226305554
eISBN:
9780226305264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305264.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In The Equality of Men and Women (1641), an explicitly feminist essay, there is at least one vital aspect of Marie le Jars de Gournay's case for “mere” equality that goes to the heart of her ... More


To the Queen,1 on presenting her with, The Equality of Men and Women

in Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226305554
eISBN:
9780226305264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305264.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Marie le Jars de Gournay dedicates her book, The Equality of Men and Women, to Queen Anne of Austria (1601–1666), daughter of Philip III of Spain, who had married the French King Louis XIII in 1615. ... More


Introduction

in Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226305554
eISBN:
9780226305264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305264.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Marjorie Henry Ilsley terms The Ladies' Complaint “an outburst of temper based on [the author's] own bitter experience,” by contrast with the more deliberative and abstract The Equality of Men and ... More


Introduction

in Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226305554
eISBN:
9780226305264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305264.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Marie le Jars de Gournay's “The Apology for the Woman Writing.” The “Apology” is, in essence, a profuse autobiographical self-justification, with “apology” meaning “defense,” ... More


Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works

Marie le Jars de Gournay

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226305554
eISBN:
9780226305264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305264.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

During her lifetime, the gifted writer Marie le Jars de Gournay (1565–1645) was celebrated as one of the “seventy most famous women of all time” in Jean de la Forge's Circle of Learned Women (1663). ... More


Introduction to Marie le Jars de Gournay (1565–1645)

in Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226305554
eISBN:
9780226305264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305264.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Marie le Jars de Gournay's literary works. Gournay's literary achievement, however sprawling and fragmented, stands as a monumental challenge to patriarchalism, and to its ... More


Introduction

in Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226305554
eISBN:
9780226305264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305264.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Marie le Jars de Gournay's only work of fiction, the raison d'être of her first published volume, falls under the generic rubric of histoire tragique. The forerunner of the Gothic form, the histoire ... More


Dedicatory Epistle

in Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226305554
eISBN:
9780226305264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226305264.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This dedicatory epistle, written by Marie le Jars de Gournay on November, 26, 1588, is intended for her father, Michel de Montaigne, for whom she named her book, The Promenade of Monsieur de ... More


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