Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Marie le Jars de Gournay

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780226305554

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226305264.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use (for details see www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 14 November 2018

Dedicatory Epistle

Dedicatory Epistle

Chapter:
(p.29) Dedicatory Epistle
Source:
Apology for the Woman Writing and Other Works
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226305264.003.0004

This dedicatory epistle, written by Marie le Jars de Gournay on November, 26, 1588, is intended for her father, Michel de Montaigne, for whom she named her book, The Promenade of Monsieur de Montaigne. Gournay named the book his promenade and derived its plot from a little book that she happened to read about a year previously, whose title and author she could not remember. The reason that impelled her to write the story down was to give Montaigne a greater opportunity to recognize in it the faults of her style than he would have had in her recounting it.

Keywords:   Marie Gournay, Michel de Montaigne, Promenade

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.