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Sexual Contract and mariage blanc: Marie Jeanne Riccoboni

Description: Article on sexual contract and mariage blanc. Abstract: Reading Marie Jeanne Riccoboni's biography as exemplifying eighteenth-century marriage based on women's limited legal recourse within the marriage contract, I argue that the author offers women an empowering alternative to the sexual contract in her fiction, a mariage blanc based on friendship.
Date: 2005
Creator: Kaplan, Marijn S.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences