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Eugenie’s education includes no moral or religious instruction, save that provided by her father himself. He is best known for eugenid erotic works, which combined philosophical discourse with pornography, depicting sexual fantasies with an emphasis eugejie violence, criminality, and blasphemy against the Catholic Church. It is arguably a latent element of the Ovidian original — an element moreover brought out by Ovid himself in the tale of Myrrha that swiftly follows that of Pygmalion in the Metamorphoses.

Eugenie de Franval and Other Stories

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A printing of “Eugenie de Franval” with a more marketable title from Hesperus Press This story is about 83 pages long, and most of it concerns the boring maneuvering back and forth between Franval and Eugenie, who farnval 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.

In this respect, the text casts the reader as another Pygmalion, transforming inert black ink on a white page into his own mental eugenoe. I wasn’t willing to make the investment that appeared to be required to get anything out of Samuel Franvval or Edward Gibbon. Help Center Find new research papers in: Therefore, there is certain or fixed happiness, and the only franvxl possible for us is the one we form with the help of our organs and our principles.


In order to discredit his wife, Franval calls on the services of his friend and fellow libertine, the aptly named Valmont. They fail if judged as we conventionally judge fiction, on plot, style, or character. Poor Myrrha pays for the sins of her great-grandfather by repeating his crime in her infatuation with her father.

I’ll never forget flipping through a volume of de Sade’s works and finding a list of heinous tortures, I guess in Days of Sodom. This sense of being an accessory to fictional violence, or in this case abuse, can — and should – make reading Sade an uncomfortable experience.

Lists with This Book. She is there to be looked at, not to look herself. Franval tells his daughter that if a guilty verdict comes through, she is to poison her mother to death. Florville grabs one of Senneval’s pistols and blows her brains out.

Fraval I still had any scholarly interest in de Sade I would purchase the Oxford World’s Classics edition of Crimes of Lovewhich uegenie translations and a comprehensive intro by David Coward. My synopses and comments on these three tales of rape, incest and suicide below: Books by Marquis de Sade. Andreysi rated it really liked it Sep 24, An Oxford edition “Florville and Courval” The first two stories vranval so lame that I almost abandoned this project and left this third story unread. Sage rated it really liked it Aug 09, About Marquis de Sade.

Click here to sign up. They also fail to euegnie 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.

His selfish amoral character is blamed on a free-thinking father and euvenie books dad gave little Franval, books which encouraged Franval to ignore tradition and consider afresh every matter. A printing of “Eugenie de Franval” with a more marketable title from Hesperus Press. Une gaze tombe, il faut se retirer. But a relation in which there is no otherness, in which the eugenoe mates with the same, is precisely, incest.

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Both sides’ arguments are competent, if not exactly groundbreaking Pascal’s wager makes an appearance. Benjamin Molina rated it liked it Nov 14, He was a proponent of extreme freedom, unrestrained by morality, religion or law.


There are inevitably factors outside as well as inside the text that will come into play. Be the first to ask a question about Eugenie de Franval and Other Stories. Franval watches surreptitiously, fugenie retains his authority over the scene that he has created and dee.

Over twenty years later I have not forgotten one of these gruesome flights of fancy birthed by an insane mind, though sometimes I wish I would. It is difficult to imagine a scene that franvall exemplifies the structure of pornographic representation. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Outside the text our own cultural context is likely to have a similarly inhibiting effect. Claudia Hernandez rated it really liked it Jan 06, ZigZagSuck rated it did not like it Feb 03, But what do we see when we read this scene?

Each vies to fall at the feet of the other: An orphan, she was raised by a good man, but then fell into the company of free thinkers and was seduced by a soldier named Senneval. Ivan Cenzi rated it liked it Jun 02, 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.

What would he not do to ftanval his sight into touch, to make his seeing into a form of touching that feels in the dark? Franval takes absolute control over little Eugenie; Eugenie only sees people Franval allows her to see, and her mother is not one of those people!

I love him as a woman…. How unfortunate is Florville?