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The crimes of love : heroic and tragic tales, precede by an essay on novels.

Author: Sade, marquis de; David Coward
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Oxford world's classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Murder, seduction, and incest are among the cruel rewards for selfless love in Sade's stories; tragedy, despair, and death the inevitable outcome. In this text Sade asks questions about society, about ourselves, and about life, for which we have yet to find the answers"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sade, marquis de; David Coward
ISBN: 019280507X 9780192805072
OCLC Number: 59348337
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: 400 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Note on the text --
Select bibliography --
A chronology of the Marquis de Sade --
The crimes of love --
An essay on novels --
Miss Henrietta Stralson, or The effects of despair : an English tale --
Faxelange, or the Faults of ambition --
Florville and Courval, or Fatality --
Rodrigo, or The enchanted tower : an allegorical tale --
Ernestine : a Swedish tale --
The Countess of Sancerre, or Her daughter's rival : an anecdote of the Court of Burgundy --
Eugénie de Franval : a tragic tale --
Appendix I : Draft of the author's foreword (1788) --
Appendix II : The controversy with Villeterque. Review of The crimes of love by Villeterque ; The author of 'The crimes of love' to Villeterque, Hack and Scribe ; From Le journal des arts, 15 nivôse, An IX (5 January 1801) --
Explanatory notes.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics.
Other Titles: Crimes de l'amour.
Responsibility: Marquis de Sade ; translated with an introduction and notes by David Coward.

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"Murder, seduction, and incest are among the cruel rewards for selfless love in Sade's stories; tragedy, despair, and death the inevitable outcome. In this text Sade asks questions about society, about ourselves, and about life, for which we have yet to find the answers"--Provided by publisher.

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