Fairy Tales, Sexuality, and Gender in France, 1690-1715: Nostalgic Utopias (Cambridge Studies in French) by Lewis C. Seifert
English | Apr. 27, 2006 | ISBN: 052155005X, 052102627X | 292 Pages | PDF | 6 MB
Between 1690 and 1715, well over one hundred literary fairy tales appeared in France, two-thirds of them written by women. The first part of this book situates the rise of this genre within the literary and historical context of late-seventeenth-century France, and the second part examines the representation of sexuality, masculinity and femininity within selected groups of tales.