Revolutionary Women

Gallic Books presents a selection of forgotten classics by incredible women who deserve to be celebrated, with the first three titles in the series published in Autumn 2020.

Most bibliophiles will name Simone de Beauvoir, George Sand and Colette among the greats of French literature. Yet they represent the tip of a subversive, transgressive and deeply political iceberg of women writers who have changed the literary and social landscape. As women’s voices grow louder and more diverse in modern publishing, it is vital to recognise that their writing is not new, nor has it just now become important. The words of women are sadly more vulnerable to dismissal and forgetting than those of men, creating the impression that those women writers of the past who are still in bookshops today were a chosen few in a male-dominated field, as opposed to the equal and vital contributors that they were.

Through the Revolutionary Women collection we aim to celebrate French and Francophone women writers who have been overlooked, and to restore these entertaining and inspiring voices to their rightful place in the canon.

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