The Crimes of Love: Heroic and tragic Tales, Preceded by an Essay on Novels (Oxford World's Classics) [EPUB]

The Crimes of Love: Heroic and tragic Tales, Preceded by an Essay on Novels (Oxford World's Classics) [EPUB]
The Crimes of Love: Heroic and tragic Tales, Preceded by an Essay on Novels (Oxford World's Classics) by Marquis de Sade
2008 | EPUB | 2.11MB

Who but the Marquis de Sade would write, not of the pain, tragedy, and joy of love but of its crimes? Murder, seduction, and incest are among the cruel rewards for selfless love in his stories; tragedy, despair, and death the inevitable outcome. This new selection includes 'An Essay on Novels', Sade's penetrating survey of the novelist's art.

  • This is the fullest selection from the Marquis de Sade's four-volume collection of short stories, The Crimes of Love. David Coward's vibrant new translation captures the verve of the original, and his introduction and notes describe Sade's notorious career.
  • The stories variously depict the desperate lengths to which people are driven by passion, and feature embezzlement, abduction, murder and incest.
  • This selection includes the 'Essay on Novels', the preface to the collection and an important statement of his concept of fiction and one of the few literary manifestoes published during the Revolution.
  • Appendices include the denunciatory review of the collection that it received on publication, and Diderot's vigorous response.