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Gacon-Dufour, Marie Armande Jeanne (1753–c. 1835)

Gacon-Dufour, Marie Armande Jeanne (1753–c. 1835)

French novelist and essayist. Name variations: Madame Marie Armande Jeanne d'Humières Gacon Dufour; Mme Gacon Dufour or Gacon-Dufour. Born 1753 in Paris, France; died c. 1835.

Was co-founder of Bibliothèque Agronomique; novels include L'Homme errant fixé par la raison (1787), Le préjugé vaincu (1787), Georgeana (1798), Melicrete et Zirphile (1802), and Les Dangers de la prévention (1806); wrote essays in defense of women's rights, including Mémoire pour le sexe féminin contre le sexe masculin (1787), Contre le projet de loi de S.M. (1801), and De la nécessité de l'instruction pour les femmes (1805); also edited collections of letters, wrote manuals on domestic and rural economy, and published trade manuals for pastry chefs, soap-makers, and perfumiers.

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