Seraphita

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The novel begins with two characters cross-country skiing up a mountain, surveying and passing unfathomable chasms. One of these characters is Minna Becker, daughter of a local pastor; the other is a young man named Seraphitus who guides Minna up the slopes and towards and Alpine meadow. Minna quickly falls in love with Seraphitus, whom she believes to be a man, and Seraphitus seemingly loves her in return. Enter Wilfrid, a young gentleman also taken with love for Seraphitus who believes that he is actually a 'she' named Seraphita. Ultimately is it revealed that Seraphitus is a perfect androgyne, being neither male nor female according to the labels of society, with an inherited ability to transcend gender passed down from each of his parents. Gender, therefore, becomes a mark of the labels of humanity, and by following the practices of Swedenborgen, one can rise above their gender and become pure and complete.
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subject_facetBalzac, Honoré de, -- 1799-1850
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France -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
French literature -- 19th century
title_displaySeraphita
title_fullSeraphita [electronic resource] Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850.
Seraphita. Translated by Katherine Prescott Wormeley. With an introd. by George Frederic Parsons
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French literature
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