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Author Sade, marquis de, 1740-1814.
Title Works. Selections. English. 1999.
The misfortunes of virtue and other early tales / Marquis de Sade ; translated with an introduction and notes by David Coward.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.

Author Sade, marquis de, 1740-1814.
Series Oxford world's classics.
Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Subject Sade, marquis de, 1740-1814. -- Translations into English.
Erotic stories, French -- Translations into English.
Sadism in literature.
France -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Alt Name Coward, David.
Add Title Misfortunes of virtue
Description 1 online resource (xliv, 282 pages).
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (page xxxix).
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; 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; 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 RevengeThe Confidence Men; Explanatory Notes
Summary The name of the Marquis de Sade is synonymous with the blackest corners of the human soul, a byword for all that is foulest in human conduct. In his bleak, claustrophobic universe, there is no God, no morality, no human affection, and no hope. Power is given to the strong, and the strong are murderers, torturers, and tyrants. No quarter is given; compassion is the virtue of the weak. Yet Sade was a man of savage intelligence who carried the philosophy of the French Enlightenment to its logical extreme. His writings effectively release the individual from all social and moral constraint: for ma.
Note English.
ISBN 9780191593710 (electronic bk.)
0191593710 (electronic bk.)
0192836951
9780192836953
OCLC # 726764565
Additional Format Print version: Sade, marquis de, 1740-1814. Selections. English. 1999. Misfortunes of virtue and other early tales. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999 0192836951 (OCoLC)43241788.


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