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The Marquis de Sade, the crimes of love : heroic and tragic tales ; preceded by an Essay on novels : a selection

Author: Sade, marquis de; David Coward
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2005.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sade, marquis de; David Coward
ISBN: 019280507X 9780192805072
OCLC Number: 56911900
Description: xlv, 342 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: A chronology of the Marquis de Sade --
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 --
Eugenie de Franval : a tragic tale --
App. I. Draft of the author's foreword (1788) --
App. II. The controversy with Villeterque --
1. Review of the crimes of love by Villeterque --
2. The author of 'the crimes of love' to Villeterque, hack and scribe --
3. From Le Journal des Arts, 15 nivose, an IX (5 January 1801).
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Crimes de l'amour.
Crimes of love
Responsibility: 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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