⭐️ ⭐️ Possibly one of the first feminist books ever! Written in 1906.
Disenchanted by Pierre Loti
Fictional author André Lhéry befriends three Turkish women who must wear a full Burkas when they speak with him. He is struck by—what he sees as—their oppression, yet moved to see a bit of a cheek or a wrist. The women conceal a mystery all the more alluring. I only gave this a two though. I found it a bit slow.
Womp. Womp. 🤷♀️
Pictured is the 1913 edition. The cover has seen better days, but the inside condition is good. Betcha it was a beauty in 1913!
I think this worn image symbolizes the garden trellis featured in the story…what is only partially seen, we never really know the whole truth, etc.
Published by Brianne Turczynski
I'm a freelance writer and historical researcher in Detroit. I hold a master’s degree in education from Oakland University with a concentration in English and history. In addition to being the author of the historical fiction novel, Proper Mourning, my fiction and poetry have appeared in Halcyone Magazine, The 3288 Review, The Write Launch, and the Ketchup Press. My nonfiction has been featured in Valley Living Magazine, Michigan Out of Doors Magazine, and Planet Detroit News. I have won awards for my writing through Oakland University, and I'm currently producing and directing a documentary film about economic and social change in one of Detroit’s oldest neighborhoods. In my spare time, I whittle, repair broken violins, and I love to fish. I reside somewhere in Michigan with my husband, children, and the fastest dog that ever lived.
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