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Jolly Bad Luck

P.N. Furbank, 24 March 1994

Letters from a Peruvian Woman 
by Françoisc deGraffigny, translated by David Kornacker.
Modern Language Association, 174 pp., £5.95, January 1994, 9780873527781
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... Françoise de Graffigny, who, in 1747, being then in her early fifties, produced the much loved and wept-over Letters from a Peruvian Woman, was fond of complaining of her guignon, her implacable bad luck. The whole world would have to be overturned, she would say, before her evil star ceased its persecution ...

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