Shows how the figure of Mary has shaped and been shaped by changing social and historical circumstances and why for all their beauty and power,the legends of Mary have condemned real women to perpetual inferiority.
About Marina Warner
Marina Warner is a novelist, cultural historian and critic. Her fiction includes Indigo, The Lost Father (winner of a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize), as well as a collection of stories, Mermaids in the Basement. Among her acclaimed non-fiction works are Alone of All Her Sex, Monuments and Maidens, Joan of Arc, From the Beast to the Blonde, No Go The Bogeyman and Managing Monsters (1994 Reith Lectures).
"Dramatic, informative and entertaining...a substantial and provocative book." - TLS
"A work of remarkably elegant and eloquent scholarship." - Observer
"Astonishing and enlightening.... packed with scholarship, imagery, vivid selection, and wry contrastive comment." - Margaret Mead