TITLE

'UNE FAUSSE SAGESSE QUI EST PRUDERIE'? ON PRUDE AND RELATED TERMS IN THE ROMAN DU LIBERTINAGE

AUTHOR(S)
FOWLER, JAMES
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Nottingham French Studies;Autumn2009, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p74
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the meaning of the word prude in 18th-century France and England. It notes that the word came from France to England in the early 18th century. In France it originally pertained to either men or women and concerned prudence, but when it migrated to England it pertained only to women in both countries and referred to one who fears being seduced, and finally to one who feigns such fears while cultivating seduction. Two French literary selections are examined as documents.
ACCESSION #
47139216

 

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