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- DescriptionThis is the first in-depth study of Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni's 1757 best-seller, the Lettres de mistriss Fanni Butlerd. In her feminist denunciation of male privilege and social injustice, Riccoboni's heroine emerges t as a passive victim, but as an aggressive correspondent intent on directing the course of her romance. This book examines Riccoboni's skillful manipulation of the spatial, psychological, and linguistic interplay between presence, absence, and illusion, the paradoxical presence of absence, and the pseudo-magical power of the epistolary medium to meld reality and illusion via linguistic incantation. The heroine's forced return to reality, the confrontation and rupture between the imaginary and the actual lover, and the vel's self-perpetuating closure result in a stunning psychological victory and a textual tour de force.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Wendy Carvalho Doucette, Ph.D., is an independent scholar. A graduate of Stanford University and Mount Holyoke College, she is currently researching archetypes of literary closure in novels by eighteenth-century French women writers.
- Author(s)Wendy Carvalho Doucette
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/10/1997
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleThe Age of Revolution and Romanticism Interdisciplinary Studies
- Series Part/Volume Number22
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published1997
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight400 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
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