Flora Tristan

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French writer FT refused to limit herself to feminine genres, and her writing enjoyed limited success during her lifetime. She did, however, gain a degree of notoriety through the drama of her life, which culminated in her husband's attempt to murder her. FT 's political pamphlets and travel narratives, published in Paris, promote her views regarding the oppression of women and the working classes, advocate reform, and advance early feminist theory. Her Promenades dans Londres analyses early Victorian British parlimentary and social systems in order to compare them with those of France.
Black and white photograph of a painting of Flora Tristan. She is depicted from the side with her face turned to face the viewer. She is wearing a dress with long flared sleeves that is opened at the front to reveal a light ruffled shirt. Her hair is partially pinned in a bun at the back of her head with the rest of her hair hanging down in ringlets around her face.
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Milestones

7 April 1803
FT was born in Paris to Anne-Pierre Laisnay and Mariano de Tristan Moscoso .
Cross, Máire, and Tim Gray. The Feminism of Flora Tristan. Berg, 1992.
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Grogan, Susan. Flora Tristan: Life Stories. Routledge, 1998.
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July 1835
FT 's first political pamphlet, Nécessité de faire un bon accueil aux femmes étrangères (On the need to extend a warm welcome to foreign women), was published in Paris by Delaunay .
Cross, Máire, and Tim Gray. The Feminism of Flora Tristan. Berg, 1992.
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Grogan, Susan. Flora Tristan: Life Stories. Routledge, 1998.
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16 May 1840
The Paris firm Delloye issued FT 's Promenades dans Londres (often translated as London Journals), which aims to [point] out the evils of the English system so that we on the Continent might strive to avoid them.
Tristan, Flora. Flora Tristan’s London Journal, 1840. Palmer, Dennis and Giselle PincetlTranslators , Charles River Books, 1980.
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Cross, Máire, and Tim Gray. The Feminism of Flora Tristan. Berg, 1992.
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Grogan, Susan. Flora Tristan: Life Stories. Routledge, 1998.
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1844
During the last year of her life, FT wrote a diary of her travels through France working to establish workers' unions..
Cross, Máire, and Tim Gray. The Feminism of Flora Tristan. Berg, 1992.
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14 November 1844
FT died of typhoid at the age of forty-one at Bordeaux in France.
Cross, Máire, and Tim Gray. The Feminism of Flora Tristan. Berg, 1992.
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Grogan, Susan. Flora Tristan: Life Stories. Routledge, 1998.
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Hahner, June E. “Flora Tristan, Peregrinations of a Self-Proclaimed Pariah”. Women through Women’s Eyes: Latin American Women in Nineteenth-Century Travel Accounts, edited by June E. Hahner, Scholarly Resources Books, 1998, pp. 21 -42.
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1973
FT 's diary of her Tour of France, written in 1844, appeared almost 130 years later as Le tour de France: état actuel de la classe ouvrière sous l'aspect moral, intellectuel, matériel from Editions Tête de feuilles , Paris.
Cross, Máire, and Tim Gray. The Feminism of Flora Tristan. Berg, 1992.
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OCLC WorldCat.

Biography

Birth

7 April 1803
FT was born in Paris to Anne-Pierre Laisnay and Mariano de Tristan Moscoso .
Cross, Máire, and Tim Gray. The Feminism of Flora Tristan. Berg, 1992.
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Grogan, Susan. Flora Tristan: Life Stories. Routledge, 1998.
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