"The Misfortunes of Virtue and Other Early Tales

"The Misfortunes of Virtue and Other Early Tales

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Revered by Enlightenment and Victorian thinkers, de Sade was recognized as a founding father by the Surrealists, and holds a prominent place in the history of modernism and post-modernism. This selection of his early writings, some appearing in English translation for the first time, reveals the full range of his sobering moods and considerable talents. This book is intended for students of eighteenth-century French literature; the Enlightenment; the French Revolution; European cultural studies. Translated and edited by: Coward, David (University of Leeds);show more

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  • Paperback | 327 pages
  • 114.3 x 185.42 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • French
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0192828630
  • 9780192828637

Table of contents

"The Misfortunes of Virtue"; "Dialogue Between a Priest and a Dying Man"; "The Successful Ruse"; "The Pimp Well Served"; "The Windbags of Provence"; "An Inexplicable Affair"; "The Prude"; "Emilie de Tourville"; "Augustine de Villeblanche"; "The Law of Talion"; "The Self-Made Cuckold"; "The Husband who said Mass"; "The Lady of the Manor of Longeville"; "The Confidence Men".show more

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