Journal article icon

Journal article

Cinderella of the Breton Polders: suffering and escape in the notebooks of a young, female farm-servant in the 1880s

Abstract:

Virginie Desgranges (1868–1887), was born into an impoverished family on the Brittany/Normandy border. Her father, who died when she ten, was a rag-and-bone man. At the request of folklorist, she filled eleven notebooks with a mixture of songs, traditional tales and three longer, semi-autobiographical fictions, written while she was employed as a farm servant. This article uses these texts to explore the world of a young, poor, malnourished and possibly abused young woman in nineteenth-centu...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

Actions


Access Document


Files:
Publisher copy:
10.1093/pastj/gtx054

Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Hertford College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Past and Present More from this journal
Volume:
238
Issue:
1
Pages:
121–163
Publication date:
2017-12-08
Acceptance date:
2017-09-12
DOI:
EISSN:
1477-464X
ISSN:
0031-2746
Pubs id:
pubs:727789
UUID:
uuid:fe9b40b5-83c7-4f1d-b6f4-b1e73948d648
Local pid:
pubs:727789
Source identifiers:
727789
Deposit date:
2017-09-12

Terms of use


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP