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The misfortunes of virtue, and other early tales

Author: Sade, marquis de; David Coward
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Series: World's classics.
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The name of the Marquis de Sade is synonymous with the blackest corners of the human soul, a byword for all that is most foul in human conduct. In his bleak, claustrophobic universe, there is no God, no human affection, and no hope. This selection of his early writings, some making their first appearance in English in this new translation by David Coward, reveals the full range of Sade's sobering moods and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Sade, marquis de, 1740-1814.
Misfortunes of virtue, and other early tales.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)654275789
Named Person: Sade, marquis de; Sade, marquis de
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sade, marquis de; David Coward
ISBN: 0192828630 9780192828637
OCLC Number: 24671508
Language Note: Translated from French.
Description: xliv, 282 pages ; 19 cm.
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 vouched for by an entire province --
The prude, or the unexpected encounter --
Émilie de Tourville, or brotherly cruelty --
Augustine de Villeblanche, or love's stratagem --
The law of Talion --
The self-made cuckold, or the unexpected reconciliation --
The husband who said mass: a Provençal tale --
The lady of the Manor of Longeville, or a woman's revenge --
The confidence man.
Series Title: World's classics.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Marquis de Sade ; translated and edited by David Coward.

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The name of the Marquis de Sade is synonymous with the blackest corners of the human soul, a byword for all that is most foul in human conduct. In his bleak, claustrophobic universe, there is no God, no human affection, and no hope. This selection of his early writings, some making their first appearance in English in this new translation by David Coward, reveals the full range of Sade's sobering moods and considerable talents. This is a fully annotated edition including an introduction, a biographical study, and a history of the censorship of these writings.

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