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The libertine's nemesis; the prude in Clarissa and the roman libertin.

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The libertine's nemesis; the prude in Clarissa and the roman libertin.

Fowler, James.

Legenda

2011

172 pages

$89.50

Hardcover

PN3448

Since it was first published in 1747-48, Samuel Richardson' (1689-1761) novel has been seen as a contest between a libertine and a prude. Fowler (French, U. of Kent) finds the same pattern in libertine novels of the same period across the channel in France. He compares Clarissa, or, The History of a Young Lady with Crebillon's Les Egaraments du cLr et de l'esprit and Sade's La Nouvelle Justine and La Philosophie dans le boudoir. Quotations in French are not translated. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.

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