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But the presence of my underlinings was proof dd in my twenties I had read it, and I didn’t want to believe that I had more perseverance in my twenties than I do today. Brandon Prince rated it really liked it Feb 06, There are no explicit sex scenes, and the episodes of violence and death are each described in one or two lines; de Sade doesn’t use the sex or violence to generate any kind of excitement or horror.

While Monsieur de M. Roxana rated it eugeine liked it Aug 03, When Franval and the cleric have a debate, de Sade gives Franval all the smart arguments.

MPorcius Fiction Log: Three stories from The Crimes of Love by the Marquis de Sade

Where in the whole world is the man who is more worthy than you of the modest charms which you desire… and which your fevered hands are now exploring with such ardour.

Skip to main content. Franval and Eugenie are monsters who will stop at nothing to maintain their relationship. Posted by MPorcius at Placed all four of them around her, they each have one or two women to arouse them in various ways during the spectacle; as pregnant as she is, the unfortunate woman maintains her pose for almost a quarter of an hour; her strength fails her at last, she falls on the thorns, and our scoundrels, drunk with lechery, shower, for the last time, the abominable ekgenie of their brutality upon her body.

Another author I put to the side was the Marquis de Sade.

Lists with This Book. The pacing is tedious, and the characters are flat and do not develop; they either act the same way throughout the entire story or, as in the case of Franval and Eugenie, are totally evil and perverse and then, at the last second, for no credible reason, reform moments before they die.


The blond hair and blue eyes is certainly plausible, but would Sade have given his young heroine the features he traditionally reserves for his victims? I wasn’t willing to make the investment that appeared to be required to get anything out of Samuel Richardson or Edward Gibbon.

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Eugenie de Franval

It begins, “To instruct man and correct his morals: But what do we see when we read this scene? Help Center Find new research papers in: Another result was that I investigated a lot of 18th century books.

You can judge the nature of this instruction by the fact that when Eugenie is fourteen she and her father begin their passionate love affair. For example, Franval convinces one of his friends, Valmont, to try to seduce Madame de Franval, so Franval can blackmail her. The thirty-six year old woman, three months pregnant, as I said eugenis you, is perched by them on a pedestal eight feet high; allowed to stand on one leg only, she is obliged to keep the other aloft; around her are mattresses laden three feet thick with brambles, holly, and thorns; a flexible pole is given to support her: Trivia About Eugenie de Franva Quotes from Eugenie de Franva A frnaval of “Eugenie de Franval” with a more xe title from Hesperus Press This story is about 83 pages long, and most of it concerns the boring franfal back and forth francal Franval and Eugenie, who are committed to their erotic relationship, and Franval’s wife, mother-in-law, and the mother-in-law’s favorite clergyman, who try to rescue little Eugenie and get Franval to learn to behave.

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Eugenie De Franval and Other Stories

De Sade includes long monologues from libertine atheist types arguing in favor of promiscuity and licentiousness and against religion, and from conservative types advocating virtue and religion. She is in town for a brief period while her beloved, Mr. Sade goes into considerable detail franvsl describe her daily routine, including her fitness regime, her diet — no meat, no soup, no alcohol or coffee allowed — and her clothes: I was surprised to find these marks, because the book was in good shape and I was pretty sure I had bought it new, not used.

It is indeed true that Sade puts women on a pedestal. About Marquis de Sade.

A printing of “Eugenie de Franval” with a more marketable title from Hesperus Press. Williams, collects an inheritance.


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My copy of the edition of Crimes of Love is a selection from the original collection of that title, printed inthough the people at Bantam Classics don’t make that clear. Granwell and Henrietta actually have two layers to their personalities, and are changed by events, unlike the monochrome figures in the other story. Andry rated it liked it Sep 01, If I still had any scholarly interest in de Sade I would purchase the Oxford World’s Classics edition of Crimes of Lovewhich includes translations and a comprehensive intro by David Coward.

Refresh and try again. Granwell captures Miss Stralson several times, has his lawyers obstruct Williams’ access to the inheritance, tries to frame Miss Stralson for a crime she did not commit, and so forth. Back in Paris the authorities try Franval in absentia for Valmont’s murder.

They also fail to shock or provide much insight into de Sade’s radical philosophy, because he pulls his punches and at times even pretends to be advocating traditional morality. Therefore, there is certain or fixed happiness, and the only happiness possible for us is the one we form with the help of our organs and our principles.

He was a proponent of extreme freedom, unrestrained by morality, religion or law. Franval, wife, and daughter then flee to one of Franval’s provincial castles. Apollinaire, by transforming Sade into a liberator of women, casts him as a Pygmalion selflessly rescuing Galatea from her stone prison so that she too can be free: These short stories find Sade at his more restrained — still hoping for a degree of respectability as an homme de lettres.

The painting, “The Dreamer,” was painted inso perhaps an odd choice: De Sade concludes by reminding us that “it is only in the darkness of the tomb that man can find the calm which the wickedness of his fellow man, the disorder of his passions, and, above all, the decrees of his fate, will always refuse to him on this earth.