By Sylvain Maréchal,Sheila Delany
In pre-revolutionary Paris, a tender girl falls for a good-looking younger priest. To be close to him, she attire as a guy, enters his seminary, and is invited to turn into a completely ordained Catholic priest—a profession forbidden to ladies then as now. Sylvain Maréchal’s epistolary novella bargains a biting rebuke to spiritual associations and a hypocritical society; its perspectives on love, marriage, type, and advantage stay appropriate this day. The publication leads to l. a. Nouvelle France, which turned a part of British-run Canada in the course of Maréchal’s lifetime. With thorough notes and creation by means of Sheila Delany, this primary translation of Maréchal’s novella, l. a. femme abbé, brings a little-known yet revelatory textual content to the eye of readers attracted to French background and literature, historical past of the unconventional, women’s reviews, and spiritual studies.
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The Woman Priest: A Translation of Sylvain Maréchal's Novella, La femme abbé by Sylvain Maréchal,Sheila Delany