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Monsieur Vénus : a materialist novel /
translated by Melanie Hawthorne after the 1929 translation by Madeleine Boyd ; introduced and annotated by Melanie Hawthorne and Liz Constable.
imprint
New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2004.
description
xliii, 211 p.
ISBN
0873529308 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Modern Language Association of America, 2004.
isbn
0873529308 (pbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
5319030
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Short Annotation
When the rich and well-connected Raoule de Vénérande becomes enamored of Jacques Silvert, a poor young man who makes artificial flowers for a living, she turns him into her mistress and eventually into her wife. Raoule's suitor, a cigar-smoking former hussar officer, becomes an accomplice in the complications that ensue. A writer and cultural arbiter of a salon in France from the early 1880s until 1930, Rachilde (Marguerite Eymery) won celebrity with this scandalously decadent novel.
Unpaid Annotation
A rich and aristocratic young woman becomes enamored of a poor young man who makes artificial flowers for a living.
Unpaid Annotation
When the rich and well-connected Raoule de Venerande becomes enamored of Jacques Silvert, a poor young man who makes artificial flowers for a living, she turns him into her mistress and eventually into her wife. Raoule's suitor, a cigar-smoking former hussar officer, becomes an accomplice in the complications that ensue. A writer and cultural arbiter of a salon in France from the early 1880s until 1930, Rachilde (Marguerite Eymery) won celebrity with this scandalously decadent novel. An inversion of the Pygmalion story, the book was judged to be pornographic, and a Belgian court sentenced its author (in absentia) to two years in prison. Verlaine congratulated Rachilde on the invention of a new vice.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Suggestions for Further Readingp. xxxv
Principal Works by Rachildep. xxxvii
Translator's Notep. xli
Monsieur Venus: A Materialist Novelp. 1
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