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Mujer en traje de batalla [Hardcover]

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The story of Henriette Faber, a woman who fought against many challenges and cultural biases during the 1800s to defend her beliefs and ideals in New York and Paris.

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Nueva York hacia 1870. Henriette Faber escribe el relato de su vida. Atrs han quedado los paseos en el chateau de ta Margot, el baile de gala en el que conoci a Robert, su poca de estudiante de medicina en Pars, en la que tuvo que esconder su identidad sexual, el horror de las campaas napolenicas, los turbulentos aos en Cuba.

De todo aquello ya slo quedan recuerdos. Pero hubo un tiempo en que Henriette desafi al mundo, luch contra los prejuicios sociales y culturales existentes en su poca y se abri camino en campos vedados a la mujer de entonces: la medicina, la guerra, la libertad sexual... "Mujer en traje de batalla" es la historia de esa mujer, de un ser humano que, desde su condicin de individuo marginal, logr mantenerse fiel a sus ideales y vivir con autenticidad.

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Pages   520
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.2" Width: 6.26" Height: 1.49"
Weight:   1.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 2001
Publisher   Alfaguara
ISBN  8420442933  
ISBN13  9788420442938  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Antonio Ben?tez-Rojo is the Thomas B. Walton, Jr., Memorial Professor at Amherst College.

Antonio Benitez-Rojo lived in Amherst, in the state of Massachusetts. Antonio Benitez-Rojo was born in 1931 and died in 2005.

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Henriette Faber: Against All Odds  Nov 27, 2001
An epic novel about the life of Henriette Faber. This woman, known only to a few specialists, was born in Lausanne in 1791 and, after being widowed and losing her son, she dressed as a man to study medicine at the University of Paris. She served as a military surgeon in Napoleon's Grande Armee, participating in campaigns in Russia and in Spain, where she was taken prisoner by Wellington's troops. After the war, she went to Cuba, where, under the name of Enrique Faber, she practiced medicine in the city of Baracoa, getting married there to another woman, Juana de Leon. When her identity was revealed, she was sentenced to serve four years in the Havana Women's Hospital. With her sentence served, she was exiled to New Orleans, on the condition that she never return to any Spanish dominion. Nothing more is known about her.
Starting with these known facts, the author has drawn a large, cinematic portrait of the age and the life of a strong woman determined to live decently and freely in a patriarchal world.

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