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  • The Philosophy of the Marquis de Sadeby Timo Airaksinen

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    Airaksinen provides a thorough theoretical reading of Sade, discussing the motivations of the typical Sadeian hero, addressing secondary sources such as Hobbes and Erasmus, and evaluating modern studies of Sade's works. more...

  • Rétif de la Bretonne spectateur nocturne.by Philippe Barr

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 47.00

    À la lumière d’une réflexion sur les motifs politiques à l’origine du sort réservé à l’œuvre de Rétif de la Bretonne par ses contemporains, cet essai propose de replacer l’écriture rétivienne au sein des stratégies de pouvoir qui, de Fontenelle à Marmontel, sont à... more...

  • Boccaccio's Fabliauxby Katherine A. Brown

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    Short works known for their humor and ribaldry, the fabliaux were comic or satirical tales told by wandering minstrels in medieval France. Although the fabliaux are widely acknowledged as inspiring Giovanni Boccaccio?s masterpiece, the Decameron , this theory has never been substantiated beyond perceived commonalities in length and theme. This new... more...

  • Das mathematische und naturphilosophische Lernen und Arbeiten der Marquise du Châtelet (1706-1749)by Frauke B÷ttcher

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    Die französische Marquise Émilie du Châtelet war zu ihren Lebzeiten eine weit über die Grenzen Frankreichs bekannte Mathematikerin und Naturphilosophin. Dies ist erstaunlich, da ihr und ihren Geschlechtsgenossinnen in der Epoche der Aufklärung der Zugang zu den höheren Bildungsinstitutionen verwehrt war.  Das vorliegende... more...

  • Voltaire and the Theatre of the Eighteenth Centuryby MARVIN CARLSON

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 155.00

    Born in the final years of the seventeenth century, and dying a decade before the beginning of the French Revolution, Voltaire was a quintessential figure of the eighteenth century, so much so that this era is sometimes called the Age of Voltaire. At a time when French culture dominated Europe, Voltaire dominated French culture. His influence was broad... more...

  • Framed Narrativesby Jay Caplan; Jochen Schulte-Sasse

    University of Minnesota Press 1985; US$ 36.00

    Framed Narratives was first published in 1985. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The work of French philosophe Denis Diderot (1713-1784) has inspired conflicting reactions in those who encounter... more...

  • Brief Lives: Marquis de Sadeby David Carter

    Hesperus Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    As explicit in his prose as he was in his private life, the Marquis de Sade remains one of the most controversial writers of all time. This new biography, by the acclaimed translator and author David Carter, promises to shock as much as it informs. Arrested many times for sexual misdemeanors, the Marquis de Sade was imprisoned in the Bastille, where... more...

  • Intimate, Intrusive and Triumphantby Peter V. Jr. Conroy

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 98.00

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  • Henry James, Women and Realismby Victoria Coulson

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 34.00

    A biographical and critical account of the influence of James's female friends on his work. more...

  • Voltaireby Ian Davidson

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 17.31

    We think of Voltaire as the epitome of the Enlightenment; in his own time he was also the most famous and controversial figure in Europe. Davidson tells the whole, rich story of his life (1694-1778) - his early imprisonment in the Bastille; exile in England and his mastery of English; an obsession with money, of which he made a huge amount;... more...