Story of the Marquise-Marquis de Banneville

The beautiful Marquise de Banneville meets a handsome marquis, and they fall in love. But the young woman is actually a young man (brought up as a girl and completely in the dark about her-or his-true sex), while the marquis is actually a young woman who likes to cross-dress. Will they live happily ever after?In the introduction, Joan DeJean presents the fascinating puzzle of authorship of this lighthearted gender-bending tale written in the late seventeenth century in France.