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Give and Take: Marriage and Disinheritance in Nineteenth-Century French Women's Writing

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A new widow and her daughters are evicted from their home by the will of a misogynist grandfather, who before his death entailed the property on the heirs male of his son’s body. A letter announcing a young woman’s inheritance from an uncle is purloined by her cruel guardian until it is too late for her to claim the fortune. Another widow, this time a very young one, is humiliated when her late husband’s will forces her to choose between his inheritance, and the companionship of a dear mal...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Medieval and Modern Lang Fac, French
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Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Dix-Neuf Journal website
Publication date:
2008-11-05
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1478-7318
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uuid:b52f9746-f239-4d5e-be4e-facb3b69e866
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612685
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pubs:612685

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