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Lever, Maurice

Overview
Works: 113 works in 388 publications in 4 languages and 5,671 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Union lists (Library catalogs)  Records and correspondence  Drama  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PQ2063.S3, B
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Maurice Lever
Publications by Maurice Lever
Publications by Maurice Lever, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Maurice Lever
Sade : a biography by Maurice Lever( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,168 libraries worldwide
The name Sade has become synonymous with cruelty. To some he was a monster and a criminal and nothing more; to others, a literary genius; to still others, an apostle of freedom who dared to expose society's hypocrisies in sexual matters. But who was the real Marquis de Sade? In this definitive biography, the first to have complete access to the Sade family archives, Maurice Lever brilliantly reconstructs the life and times of the author of Justine and The 120 Days of Sodom. Bringing the eighteenth century to life as vividly as Simon Schama does in Citizens, Lever paints a minutely detailed portrait of the aristocratic milieu that produced the "divine marquis." The exquisite subtleties of this hierarchy, where Sade was not alone in thinking that his inferiors existed for his pleasure, emerge from hundreds of letters in which the men and women of the past speak in their own voices. In Sade we learn how a count went about seeking a suitable wife for his son; how a libertine courted an opera singer; how a police spy described the debauches of dukes and bishops for the delectation of the king at Versailles. Above all, we find a society headed for ruin. Sade gets caught up in great events. He is imprisoned in the Bastille just before it is stormed. Years later he is incarcerated in a revolutionary prison, sentenced to die on the very day that Robespierre is deposed. He escapes the Reign of Terror only to run afoul of that other tyrant, Napoleon, who is persuaded that this by now elderly, corpulent man of letters poses a mortal danger to the greatest empire the world has ever seen. This was a life, then, of swashbuckling adventure, narrow escapes, wild abandon, and bloody crime. Yet the marquis was not unloved. Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the book is Maurice Lever's analysis of the relation between the marquis and his wife, a demure, religious woman who tried to rescue from persecution the man who betrayed her with her own sister. Freud would have found it fascinating, and so will any reader curious about "dangerous liaisons" and the extremes of human behavior, irresistibly readable, Sade is a monumental work that offers an extra ordinary portrait of a life, a time, and a love - in all its splendor and perversity
Beaumarchais : a biography by Maurice Lever( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 402 libraries worldwide
Le roman français au XVIIe siècle by Maurice Lever( Book )
17 editions published in 1981 in French and Undetermined and held by 376 libraries worldwide
La fiction narrative en prose au XVIIème siècle : répertoire bibliographique du genre romanesque en France (1600-1700) by Maurice Lever( Book )
9 editions published in 1976 in French and held by 306 libraries worldwide
Donatien Alphonse François, marquis de Sade by Maurice Lever( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in French and Undetermined and held by 265 libraries worldwide
"Sade dans la vie". Une "biographie scrupuleuse" consacrée au divin et sulfureux marquis, l'homme Sade. Par un historien qui tient certaines oeuvres sadiennes pour des chefs-d'oeuvre et entend considérer leur auteur sous l'angle de la recherche historique. A noter que M. Lever a épluché les archives familiales, encore inédites, de Sade
Romanciers du Grand Siècle by Maurice Lever( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Le roman français au XVIIe siècle
Théâtre et lumières : les spectacles de Paris au XVIIIe siècle by Maurice Lever( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 199 libraries worldwide
L'histoire d'un siècle de scène parisienne : les oeuvres, les acteurs, la vie sociale autour du théâtre, l'activité sociale la plus répandue et la plus riche... Tout le monde joue la comédie. Les théâtres sont des lieux de rendez-vous, des foyers d'agitation politique. On y lance les modes, les réputations mondaines et intellectuelles s'y font et s'y défont... la Révolution y gronde
Le sceptre et la marotte : histoire des fous de cour by Maurice Lever( Book )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in French and Italian and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Au début, débile mental véritable chargé de dérider le souverain, le "fol" de cour devint peu à peu un rôle tenu par des hommes sensés. A travers l'histoire de ces bouffons, leur fonction, leur statut, leur traitement, au cours des âges, Maurice Lever analyse la signification symbolique, la force subversive et l'aptitude libératrice de ce pouvoir à l'envers, porteur de clairvoyance, facteur d'équilibre, contrepoids aux excès de gravité... Fascinante collection d'images d'époque
Canards sanglants : naissance du fait divers by Maurice Lever( Book )
8 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Les bûchers de Sodome : histoire des "infâmes" by Maurice Lever( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in French and held by 158 libraries worldwide
Elise : roman inédit du XVIIe siècle ( Book )
9 editions published in 1981 in French and Undetermined and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais by Maurice Lever( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in French and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Quelle vie? Quelle profession? Quelle multiversatilité? Un livre galopant rempli de surprises, de panache, de bravades et de bravoure. De la tribu familiale à la Cour, de la diplomatie à la finance et surtout de l'écriture dont il ne se croyait pas la qualité
Marquis de Sade : a biography by Maurice Lever( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in German and English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Je jure au marquis de Sade, mon amant, de n'être jamais qu'à lui-- by Sade( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Correspondance inédite entre le marquis de Sade et Anne-Prospère de Launay, sa jeune belle-soeur de dix-sept ans avec laquelle il eut une liaison
Isadora : roman d'une vie by Maurice Lever( Book )
19 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in French and English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
La vie tumultueuse d'une des figures les plus marquantes de la danse contemporaine. L'auteur est maître de recherches au CNRS et historien de la littérature. [SDM]
Lettres d'amour by Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and Italian and held by 95 libraries worldwide
En 1787, à plus de cinquante ans, Beaumarchais se prend de passion pour une jeune femme, Amélie Houret de La Morinaie, d'une trentaine d'années sa cadette. Leur liaison durera une douzaine d'années. Ils ont échangé une centaine de lettres, dont quelques dizaines sont connues et témoignent autant d'un érotisme torride que des dons d'écriture toujours réels d'un Beaumarchais âgé
Grande et petite histoire de la Comédie-Française : le siècle des Lumières, 1680-1799 by Maurice Lever( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Louis XV : libertin malgré lui by Maurice Lever( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in French and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Ce portrait tâche de percer à jour l'âme secrète de Louis XV, libertin malgré lui, incapable de supporter sa propre existence sans le secours du désir et de la volupté
Anthologie érotique : le XVIIIe siècle ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman érotique
Que suis-je à présent?-- by Sade( Book )
7 editions published in 1998 in French and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Ces textes du marquis de Sade sur la Révolution sont l'histoire de la Révolution elle-même, de ses prémisses à travers le mouvement aristocratique des Lumières, jusqu'à ses débordements ultras
 
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Alternative Names
Lever, Moris.
Languages
French (164)
English (14)
German (4)
Italian (2)
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