It contains three novellas translated by Lowell Bair: “Eugenie de Franval,” “Miss Henrietta Stralson,” and “Flourville and Courval.” The cover. Eugenie de Franval and Other Stories [Marquis de Sade, Margaret Crosland] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Eugenie De Franval and Other Stories [Marquis de Sade, M. Crosland] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Phillip Twining rated it really liked it Dec 23, Franvwl, wife, and daughter then flee to franvval of Franval’s provincial castles. The frxnval year old woman, three months pregnant, as I said to you, is perched by them on a pedestal eight feet high; allowed to stand on one leg frannval, she is obliged to keep the other aloft; around her are mattresses laden three feet thick with brambles, holly, and thorns; a flexible euvenie is given to support her: De Sade also contrasts the dying moments of a pious Christian woman and those of an atheist woman who devoted her life to sexual pleasure; the Christian is stricken with fear and regret while the atheist is composed and even happy.

Roxana rated it really liked it Aug 03, My synopses and comments on these three tales of rape, incest and suicide below: This week I reread the paperback, curious to learn what these three stories, pages total, written by a man Aldous Huxley in the included two-page excerpt from his Ends and Means tells us obtained sexual pleasure from poisoning prostitutes, stabbing shop-girls and flogging actresses and which left not a trace on my mind after I had read them the first time were all about.


Why even think about the mental imagery of the reader in a scene like this?

Similarly, Franval, after being assaulted and robbed by deus ex machina highwaymen, suddenly expresses regret. This transformation of Sade into a proto-feminist and emancipator of women, later echoed by Angela Carter in her book, The Sadeian Woman, reflects the way in which, over the last hundred years, Sade has played Galatea to a whole host of cultural and critical Pygmalions.

His works include novels, short stories, plays, dialogues, and political tracts; in his lifetime some were published under his own name, while others appeared anonymously and Sade denied being their author. One of the themes of the story is the decency of country folk and the iniquity and corruption of the town: An Oxford edition “Florville and Courval” The first two stories were so lame that I almost abandoned this project and left this third story unread.

The retelling of the Pygmalion myth as a story of incest is not a Sadean invention.

What would he not do to transform his sight into touch, to make his seeing into a form of touching that feels in the dark? It is a manner of being moved which relies solely upon the way we see and feel.

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.

She is in town for a brief period while her beloved, Mr. In this respect, the text casts the reader as another Pygmalion, transforming inert black ink on a white page into his own mental imagery.

Eugenie De Franval and Other Stories

Another result was that I investigated a lot of 18th century books. Eugenie follows this instruction, murdering her own mother when she learns of the verdict. This potentially exciting scene takes place entirely off stage.


Michael rated it really liked it Jun 17, The plot of this story is pretty crazy, but the tale is not entertaining or even interesting. I can’t say that this book is giving me a good impression of Bantam Classics’ way of conducting business. 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. Sade, Juliette The statue here is a composite of five hundred models.

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

His selfish amoral character is blamed on a free-thinking father and the books dad gave little Franval, books which encouraged Franval to ignore tradition and consider afresh every matter. Eugenie’s education includes no moral or religious instruction, save that provided by her father himself. To ask other readers questions about Eugenie de Franval and Other Storiesplease sign up.

I love him as a woman…. But as mom expires in agony, Eugenie, who heretofore has been depicted as a monster as depraved as her father, spontaneously dies from grief and guilt.

Back in Paris the authorities try Franval in absentia for Valmont’s murder.

I read this book, presumably in the early s, and since then had not only entirely forgotten the stories themselves, but the fact that I had read the book at all. It begins, “To instruct man and correct his morals: