The Libertine Reader: eroticism and enlightenment in eighteenth-century France
Irresistibly charming or shamelessly deceitful, remarkably persuasive or uselessly verbose, everything one loves to hate—or hates to love—about “French lovers” and their self-styled reputation can be traced to eighteenth-century libertine novels. Obsessed with strategies of seduction, speculating endlessly about the motives and goals of lovers, the idle aristocrats who populate these novels are exclusively preoccupied with their erotic life.
Publisher: Zone Books
Date Published: 1997
Book Condition: Softcover in fine condition
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