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Misfortunes of Virtue and Other Early Tales

Misfortunes of Virtue and Other Early Tales - 92 edition

Misfortunes of Virtue and Other Early Tales - 92 edition

ISBN13: 9780192836953

ISBN10: 0192836951

Misfortunes of Virtue and Other Early Tales by Marquis De Sade - ISBN 9780192836953
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 92
Copyright: 1992
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Misfortunes of Virtue and Other Early Tales by Marquis De Sade - ISBN 9780192836953

ISBN13: 9780192836953

ISBN10: 0192836951

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 92

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction
Select Bibliography
A Chronology of the Marquis de Sade
A Note on Money
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
Emilie 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 Provencal Tale
The Lady of the Manor of Longeville, or a Woman's Revenge
The Confidence Men
Explanatory Notes