The Libertine's Nemesis: The Prude in Clarissa and the Roman Libertin

1st Edition

James Fowler

Routledge
Published January 15, 2011
Reference - 182 Pages
ISBN 9781907625015 - CAT# Y309176

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Summary

This book discusses Fowler's thesis on the establishment of a symbiotic relationship between the libertine and the prude in a number of key eighteenth-century texts. He stresses that prude and libertine need each other to define themselves, a symbiosis most graphically enacted in the Sadean orgy.

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