1st Edition

The Libertine's Nemesis
The Prude in Clarissa and the Roman Libertin

ISBN 9781907625015
Published January 14, 2011 by Routledge
182 Pages

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Book Description

This book discusses Fowler's thesis on the establishment of a symbiotic relationship between the libertine and the prude in a number of key eighteenth-century texts. He stresses that prude and libertine need each other to define themselves, a symbiosis most graphically enacted in the Sadean orgy.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Les Égarements du cœur et de l’esprit 2. Clarissa, or, The History of a Young Lady 3. Les Liaisons dangereuses 4. La Nouvelle Justine, ou les Malheurs de la vertu, suivie de l’Histoire de Juliette, sa sœur 5. Conclusion

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James Fowler