The Resource The libertine's nemesis : the prude in Clarissa and the Roman libertin, James Fowler

The libertine's nemesis : the prude in Clarissa and the Roman libertin, James Fowler

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The libertine's nemesis : the prude in Clarissa and the Roman libertin
Title
The libertine's nemesis
Title remainder
the prude in Clarissa and the Roman libertin
Statement of responsibility
James Fowler
Title variation
Prude in Clarissa and the Roman libertin
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"What is the role of the prude in the 'roman libertin'? James Fowler argues that in the most famous novels of the genre (by Richardson, Crébillon fils, Laclos and Sade) the prude is not the libertine's victim but an equal and opposite force working against him, and that ultimately she brings retribution for his social, erotic and philosophical presumption. In a word, she is his Nemisis. He is vulnerable to her power because of the ambivalence he feels towards her; she is his ideological enemy, but also his ideal object. Moreover, the libertine succumbs to an involuntary nostalgia for the values of the seventeenth century, which the prude continues to embody through the age of Enlightenment. In Crébillon fils and Richardson, the encounter between libertine and prude is played out as a skirmish or duel between two individuals. In Laclos and Sade, the presence of female libertines (the Marquise de Merteuil and Juliette) allows that encounter to be reenacted within a murderous triangle"--Publisher's description, p. [4] of cover
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fowler, J. E.
Index
index present
Language note
English and French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Richardson, Samuel
  • Crébillon, Claude-Prosper Jolyot de
  • Laclos, Choderlos de
  • Sade
  • Prudence in literature
  • Libertinism in literature
  • European fiction
Label
The libertine's nemesis : the prude in Clarissa and the Roman libertin, James Fowler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Les Égarements du cœur et de l'esprit -- Clarissa, or, The history of a young lady -- Les liaisons dangereuses -- La nouvelle Justine, ou les malheurs de la vertu, suivie de l'Histoire de Juliette, sa sœur -- Conclusion
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
172 p.
Isbn
9781907625015
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
  • 3840593-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3840593
  • (Sirsi) o705275241
  • (OCoLC)705275241
Label
The libertine's nemesis : the prude in Clarissa and the Roman libertin, James Fowler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Les Égarements du cœur et de l'esprit -- Clarissa, or, The history of a young lady -- Les liaisons dangereuses -- La nouvelle Justine, ou les malheurs de la vertu, suivie de l'Histoire de Juliette, sa sœur -- Conclusion
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
172 p.
Isbn
9781907625015
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
  • 3840593-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3840593
  • (Sirsi) o705275241
  • (OCoLC)705275241

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