Alone of All Her Sex

Alone of All Her Sex

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Shows how the figure of Mary has shaped and been shaped by changing social and historical circumstances and why for all their beauty and power, the legends of Mary have condemned real women to perpetual inferiority
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Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 133 x 197 x 27.94mm | 408g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Vintage Books ed
  • 0394711556
  • 9780394711553
  • 269,178

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Shows how the figure of Mary has shaped and been shaped by changing social and historical circumstances and why for all their beauty and power, the legends of Mary have condemned real women to perpetual inferiority.
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"Dramatic, informative and entertaining...a substantial and provocative book." - TLS "A work of remarkably elegant and eloquent scholarship." - Observer "Astonishing and enlightening.... packed with scholarship, imagery, vivid selection, and wry contrastive comment." - Margaret Mead
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About Marina Warner

Marina Warner is a prize-winning novelist and cultural historian whose works include From the Beast to the Blonde, Managing Monsters (the 1994 Reith Lectures), Indigo and The Lost Father (shortlisted for the Booker Prize).
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