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Author Sade, marquis de, 1740-1814.

Title The misfortunes of virtue and other early tales / Marquis de Sade ; translated with an introduction and notes by David Coward
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999


Description 1 online resource (xliv, 282 pages)
Series Oxford world's classics
Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page xxxix)
Notes English
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SUBJECT Sade, marquis de, 1740-1814 -- Translations into English
Sade, marquis de, 1740-1814. fast (OCoLC)fst00048709
Subject Erotic stories, French -- Translations into English
Sadism in literature.
FICTION -- General.
Erotic stories, French.
Manners and customs.
Sadism in literature.
SUBJECT France -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Subject France.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Coward, David.
ISBN 9780191593710
Other Titles Works. Selections. English. 1999
Misfortunes of virtue