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The Book of the City of Ladies
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SOLVED: Non-Fiction > SOLVED. Classic literature of women's philosophy, protagonist led by personifications? [s]

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Evie (ocarina) | 30 comments I read this over ten years ago when I was an early teen, one of those serendipitous Barnes and Noble grabs. It went over my head, but, I remember the main character was exploring philosophical questions, and being led by/meeting what I would describe as personification of concepts? Meeting Justice, for example. It was a framing device for exploring these larger ideas. From what I remember, this was centered on women. It could have also been an exploration of science. The book was small in size.


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Evie (ocarina) | 30 comments No, I don't think it was a modern text.


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Evie (ocarina) | 30 comments I think after all these years, I might have just solved it myself? The Book of the City of Ladies by Christine de Pisan seems like the right fit!


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Rainbowheart | 20259 comments Great, glad you found it!

The Book of the City of Ladies for the link.


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Kris | 35755 comments Mod
Interestingly many consider that to be the first feminist novel written by a Western woman (published 1405).


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