LA MARQUISE DE SADE (Decadence from Dedalus)

3.72 avg rating
( 64 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781873982068: LA MARQUISE DE SADE (Decadence from Dedalus)

In her first novel, Monsieur Venus, Rachilde created Raoule de Venerande, a Decadent heroine as depraved as she is resourceful and ingenious. The Marquise de Sade, published three years later, in 1887, has a female protagonist to rival Raoule in her relish for destruction and her passion for outrage. Like Rachilde herself, Mary Barbe is a cavalry officer's daughter. Barely in her teens, she is orphaned and taken to live with her elderly uncle, a man of science. As a girl in a family where only the male sex is prized, she is relegated to a life of dull seclusion in her attic room. But with the approach of womanhood, beauty, learning and an inordinate streak of ruthlessness give her the means to carve out a place in the world, and exact the cruel dues of a femme fatale.
The novel gives us a rare glimpse of female sexuality, explored not only from a decadent, but even more tellingly, from a woman's perspective.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Language Notes:

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 14.95
US$ 13.53

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Rachilde
Published by DEDALUS LTD, United Kingdom (1995)
ISBN 10: 1873982062 ISBN 13: 9781873982068
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description DEDALUS LTD, United Kingdom, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd English ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. In her first novel, Monsieur Venus, Rachilde created Raoule de Venerande, a Decadent heroine as depraved as she is resourceful and ingenious. The Marquise de Sade, published three years later, in 1887, has a female protagonist to rival Raoule in her relish for destruction and her passion for outrage. Like Rachilde herself, Mary Barbe is a cavalry officer s daughter. Barely in her teens, she is orphaned and taken to live with her elderly uncle, a man of science. As a girl in a family where only the male sex is prized, she is relegated to a life of dull seclusion in her attic room. But with the approach of womanhood, beauty, learning and an inordinate streak of ruthlessness give her the means to carve out a place in the world, and exact the cruel dues of a femme fatale.The novel gives us a rare glimpse of female sexuality, explored not only from a decadent, but even more tellingly, from a woman s perspective. Bookseller Inventory # AAO9781873982068

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Rachilde
Published by DEDALUS LTD, United Kingdom (1995)
ISBN 10: 1873982062 ISBN 13: 9781873982068
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description DEDALUS LTD, United Kingdom, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2nd English ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. In her first novel, Monsieur Venus, Rachilde created Raoule de Venerande, a Decadent heroine as depraved as she is resourceful and ingenious. The Marquise de Sade, published three years later, in 1887, has a female protagonist to rival Raoule in her relish for destruction and her passion for outrage. Like Rachilde herself, Mary Barbe is a cavalry officer s daughter. Barely in her teens, she is orphaned and taken to live with her elderly uncle, a man of science. As a girl in a family where only the male sex is prized, she is relegated to a life of dull seclusion in her attic room. But with the approach of womanhood, beauty, learning and an inordinate streak of ruthlessness give her the means to carve out a place in the world, and exact the cruel dues of a femme fatale.The novel gives us a rare glimpse of female sexuality, explored not only from a decadent, but even more tellingly, from a woman s perspective. Bookseller Inventory # AAO9781873982068

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Rachilde/ Heron, Liz
Published by Dedalus Ltd (1994)
ISBN 10: 1873982062 ISBN 13: 9781873982068
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dedalus Ltd, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 2nd english ed. edition. 320 pages. 8.00x5.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1873982062

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.81
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

First Last
Published by Dedalus Limited (2015)
ISBN 10: 1873982062 ISBN 13: 9781873982068
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dedalus Limited, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1873982062

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Last, First
Published by Dedalus Limited (2015)
ISBN 10: 1873982062 ISBN 13: 9781873982068
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dedalus Limited, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111873982062

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds