Having It All in the Belle Epoque (Hardcover)
How French Women's Magazines Invented the Modern Woman
Stanford University Press, 9780804784245, 264pp.
Publication Date: July 3, 2013
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Praise For Having It All in the Belle Epoque: How French Women's Magazines Invented the Modern Woman…
"Mesch illuminates both the context that produced the paradox of 'having it all' and the difficulties that arose as a result. Her book opens a window onto a distant and relatively unknown past, all the while shedding light on debates that are still very much alive today."—Susan Hiner, Vassar College
"For too long, we have tended to view the Belle Epoque through the prism of the feminism of our own day—how it measures up or falls short of current standards. By linking women's magazines of the time to novels, visual imagery, and cultural practices, Mesch breaks out of this straitjacket, offering the most insightful and thorough examination of that space to date."—Lenard R. Berlanstein, University of Virginia