The Quotable Woman, from Eve to 1799

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Elaine Partnow, Claudia B. Alexander
Facts on File Publications, 1985 - Quotations, English - 533 pages
From the Blurb: A "prequel" to the highly acclaimed The Quotable Woman: 1800-1981, this all-new volume mines the centuries to create a treasury of additional quotations from outspoken women born from biblical times through the end of the eighteenth century. Arranged chronologically, the book's more than 6,000 quotations range all over the world and touch on nearly every subject imaginable-friendship, politics, love, religion, education, the arts, woman's role in society. Marked by the same completeness, exacting scholarship, and sense of discovery as the previous volume, The Quotable Woman: From Eve to 1799 reacquaints us with the world's most famous women-Sappho, Joan of Arc, Marie Antoinette, and Jane Austen, to name only a few. In addition, the book introduces us to hundreds of fascinating women nearly forgotten by history, whose thoughts are nonetheless as timely today as the day they were uttered. Complete biographical and subject indexes are included.

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