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The Resource The libertine's progress : seduction in the eighteenth-century French novel, Pierre Saint-Amand ; translated by Jennifer Curtiss Gage

The libertine's progress : seduction in the eighteenth-century French novel, Pierre Saint-Amand ; translated by Jennifer Curtiss Gage

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The libertine's progress : seduction in the eighteenth-century French novel
Title
The libertine's progress
Title remainder
seduction in the eighteenth-century French novel
Statement of responsibility
Pierre Saint-Amand ; translated by Jennifer Curtiss Gage
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • The Libertine's Progress is a comprehensive and concise study of the eighteenth-century French novel, providing a fresh look at amorous relations and offering a radical presentation of the dark side of the Enlightenment. In his preface to the new edition, Rene Girard writes of Pierre Saint-Amand's successful rendering of the essai classique, "Not a word in his book is superfluous; not a turn of phrase is selected for rhetorical effect. That is why he writes so elegantly." Maintaining that the eighteenth century was the last period to practice the art of seduction, Saint-Amand examines the complex relationship between desire and the ploys of those who seek to satisfy it. He writes about the magic that permeated the imagination of Enlightenment novelists and about the obscurity of amorous passion, placing modern seduction back in its archaic beginnings
  • This edition of the 1987 French publication has been substantially revised and extended in an elegant translation by Jennifer Curtiss Gage
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saint-Amand, Pierre
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ637.S43
LC item number
S2513 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • French fiction
  • Seduction in literature
  • Sex in literature
Label
The libertine's progress : seduction in the eighteenth-century French novel, Pierre Saint-Amand ; translated by Jennifer Curtiss Gage
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Rene Girard -- Introduction: The Mirrored Bedroom -- 1. Sorceresses. Of Coquetry: Marivaux, The Virtuous Orphan or the Life of Marianne, Countess of ***. Poison: Prevost, Manon Lescaut. Forbidden Liaisons: Diderot, The Nun -- 2. Initiations. The Seductive Parasite: Marivaux, The Upstart Peasant. The Unquiet Seducer: Crebillon, The Wayward Head and Heart -- 3. Diabolos. The Power of Evil: Laclos, Les Liaisons dangereuses. Gonadology: Sade, Juliette. Deadly Quadrille: Goethe, Elective Affinities. Exit: Goethe, Faust
Control code
30318173
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 166 pages
Isbn
9780874516869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The libertine's progress : seduction in the eighteenth-century French novel, Pierre Saint-Amand ; translated by Jennifer Curtiss Gage
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Rene Girard -- Introduction: The Mirrored Bedroom -- 1. Sorceresses. Of Coquetry: Marivaux, The Virtuous Orphan or the Life of Marianne, Countess of ***. Poison: Prevost, Manon Lescaut. Forbidden Liaisons: Diderot, The Nun -- 2. Initiations. The Seductive Parasite: Marivaux, The Upstart Peasant. The Unquiet Seducer: Crebillon, The Wayward Head and Heart -- 3. Diabolos. The Power of Evil: Laclos, Les Liaisons dangereuses. Gonadology: Sade, Juliette. Deadly Quadrille: Goethe, Elective Affinities. Exit: Goethe, Faust
Control code
30318173
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 166 pages
Isbn
9780874516869
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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