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The Story of the Marquise-Marquis de Banneville

Author(s): François-Timoléon de Choisy, Marie-Jeanne L'Héritier, Charles Perrault

Editor(s): Joan DeJean

Translator(s): Steven Rendall

Pages: xxvii & 66 pp.
Published: 2004
ISBN: 9780873529327

"The crossed-dress life that the characters share offers a fascinating, unconventional approach to court culture of seventeenth-century France."
Harriet Stone, Washington University

The beautiful Marquise de Banneville meets a handsome marquis, and they fall in love. But the young woman is actually a young man (brought up as a girl and completely in the dark about her--or his--true sex), while the marquis is actually a young woman who likes to cross-dress. Will they live happily ever after?

In the introduction, Joan DeJean presents the fascinating puzzle of authorship of this lighthearted gender-bending tale written in the late seventeenth century in France.

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