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Eugenie De Franval and Other Stories

It is this outcome that entertains the monks. Not a day goes by but that we see one person made happy by something that supremely displeases another. When the Madame rejects Valmont, Franval urges him to rape her. Trivia About Eugenie de Franva Click here to sign up.

Eugenie De Franval and Other Stories : Marquis de Sade :

There are inevitably factors outside ffanval well as inside the text that will come into play. 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.

Valmont, meanwhile, can look but not touch although he can and does touch himself. He marries a beautiful year-old who has a sizable estate of her own 60, francs a year and they have a daughter who is even more lovely than the mother, eigenie he names Eugenie. They also fail to shock or provide much insight into de Sade’s radical franvwl, because he pulls his punches and at times even pretends to be advocating traditional morality.

Maura rated it liked it Feb 23, Skip to main content. 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.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. All this is to offer some context for the Sadean variation of the Pygmalion myth that I want to look at in more detail.


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 tribute of their brutality upon her body.

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. 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. Michael rated it really liked it Jun 17, Poor Myrrha pays for the sins of her great-grandfather by repeating his crime in her infatuation with her father.

Granwell and Henrietta actually have two layers to their personalities, and are changed by events, unlike the monochrome figures in the other story. One of the themes of the story is the decency of country folk and the iniquity and corruption of the town: These short stories find Sade at his more restrained — still hoping for a degree of respectability as an homme de lettres. This potentially exciting scene takes place entirely off stage. De Sade hints that it may be a parody of English gothic novels by having Florville read an “incredibly gloomy English novel” and remark that one of its characters is as unfortunate as she is.

In keeping with the myth, each of these has turned Sade into a version of themselves: It is indeed true that Sade puts women on a pedestal. My synopses and comments on these three tales of rape, incest and suicide below: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Sade, Justine As this episode suggests, when Sade places women on a pedestal, his intention is not necessarily to elevate them. Refresh and try again. For example, Franval convinces one of his friends, Valmont, to try to seduce Madame de Franval, so Franval can blackmail her.

Franval figures this all out, chases down Valmont and Eugenie and shoots Valmont dead on the highway. Phillip Twining rated it really liked it Dec 23, If the Marquis de Sade is an important figure in literary or intellectual history, as we are sometimes told, these three stories are not evidence of that fact.

Leah rated it it was ok Sep 14, It moreover goes on to suggest the dangers of allowing the outside world access to this closed circle of creation and reception.

Henrietta is confronted by her beloved’s corpse, pierced by thirteen daggers.

But a relation in which there is no otherness, in which the same mates with the same, is precisely, incest. 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.

Sage rated it really liked it Aug 09, Benjamin Molina rated it liked it Nov 14, I love him as a woman…. Andry rated it liked it Sep 01, The painting, “The Dreamer,” was painted inso perhaps an odd choice: This sense of being an franvxl to fictional violence, or in this case abuse, can — and should – make reading Sade an uncomfortable experience.