The City of Ladies

The City of Ladies

3.75 (1,841 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$8.99

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Pioneering female writer Christine de Pizan's spirited defence of her sex against medieval misogyny and literary stereotypes is now recognized as one of the most important books in the history of feminism, and offers a telling insight into the role of women in a man's world.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 110 x 174 x 18mm | 81.65g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141023872
  • 9780141023878
  • 489,781

About Christine

Christine de Pizan was one of the most remarkable and respected literary figures in the courts of medieval Europe - the more so for being the only female professional writer of her time.
show more

Rating details

1,841 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 27% (497)
4 34% (627)
3 28% (523)
2 9% (157)
1 2% (37)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X