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Title:
The misfortunes of virtue, and other early tales
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
ISBN:
9780192836953
Physical Description:
xliv, 282 p.
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Oxford world's classics
Language:
English
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Summary

Summary

Revered by Enlightenment and Victorian thinkers, de Sade was recognized as a founding father by the Surrealists, and holds a prominent place in the history of modernism and post-modernism. This selection of his early writings, some appearing in English translation for the first time, revealsthe full range of his sobering moods and considerable talents.


Table of 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
The Prude
+mile de Tourville
Augustine de Villeblanche
The Law of Talion
The Self-Made Cuckold
The Husband who Said Mass
The Lady of the Manor of Longeville
The Confidence Men