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Women of the French Revolution
by Linda Kelly
On may 4, 1789, Madame de Stael, daughter of the finance minister Jacques Necker, watched the opening procession of the States General. Seven years later, on the eve of his departure for Italy and glory, Josephine de Bauharnais married the young Napoleon Bonaparte. Between these two dates the French Revolution had run its course. At every stage, women, whether as witnesses ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 6th 1990 by Penguin Books
(first published January 1st 1987)
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As a soon to be graduate student in French Studies, Linda Kelly's book is great tool for investigating the roles of women with regards to the French Revolution. As I constructed my paper for presentation, her work was relied on greatly. Easy to understand, a smooth text, the reader will have no difficultly in grasping the historical context of Ms. Kelly's writing. Recommended for those who are interested in Women's studies or their role in the French Revolution.