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Eugenie De Franval and Other Stories

I read this book, presumably in the early s, and since then had not only entirely forgotten the stories themselves, but the fact that I had read eugenle book at all. It moreover goes on to suggest the dangers of allowing the outside world access to this closed circle of creation and reception.

Rodrigo Neves rated it it was amazing Feb 06, Apollinaire, by transforming Sade into a liberator of women, casts him as a Pygmalion selflessly rescuing Galatea from her stone prison so that she too can be free: I’ll never forget flipping through a volume of de Sade’s works and finding a list of heinous tortures, I guess in Days of Euyenie.

The answer ultimately will depend on how uninhibited we as readers feel when approaching a scene of sexual fantasy enacted in a work of fiction.

Maura rated it liked it Feb 23, Alejandro AE rated it it was amazing Sep 10, A printing of “Eugenie de Franval” with a more marketable title from Hesperus Press This story is about 83 pages long, and most of it concerns the boring maneuvering back and forth between Franval and Eugenie, who are committed to their erotic relationship, and Franval’s wife, mother-in-law, and the mother-in-law’s favorite clergyman, who try to rescue little Eugenie and get Franval to learn to behave.

This transformation of Sade into a proto-feminist and emancipator of women, later echoed by Angela Carter in her book, The Sadeian Woman, reflects the way in which, over the last hundred years, Sade has played Galatea to a whole host of cultural and critical Pygmalions.


His works include novels, short stories, plays, dialogues, and political tracts; in his lifetime some were published under his own name, while others appeared anonymously and Sade denied being their author. Don Edgar rated it it was amazing May 31, To ask other readers questions about Eugenie de Franval and Other Storiesplease sign up. Florville grabs one of Senneval’s pistols and blows her brains out. In keeping with the myth, each of these has turned Sade into a version of themselves: A chart detailing everybody’s relationships would have been helpful.

Lists with This Book. Before he can rape her a second time Florville snatches up scissors and stabs her son to death, for which she feels guilty; she was just trying to scare him! There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Sage rated it really liked it Aug 09, Benjamin Molina rated it liked it Nov 14, Une gaze tombe, il faut se retirer.

Eugenie de Franval and Other Stories

Franval’s parents die before his nineteenth birthday, and Franval finds himself with a huge inheritance. Except for the satisfaction of needs, there is nothing which makes all men equally happy.

The sultan thus executes any wife who he suspects of enjoying sex with him. Where in the whole world is the man who is more worthy than you of the modest charms which you desire… and which your fevered hands are now exploring with such ardour. Asuman rated it really liked it Feb 14, The plot of this story is pretty crazy, but the tale is not entertaining or even interesting. It is a manner of being moved which relies solely upon the way we see and feel.

Be the first to ask a question about Eugenie de Franval and Other Stories. Granwell is determined to have her. Williams, collects an inheritance. All we are told about her is that she is more beautiful than he mother.

In order to discredit his wife, Franval calls on the services of his friend and fellow libertine, the aptly named Valmont. Granwell captures Miss Stralson several times, has his lawyers obstruct Williams’ access to the inheritance, tries to frame Miss Stralson for a crime she did not commit, framval so forth. De Sade also contrasts the dying moments of a pious Christian woman and df of an atheist woman who devoted her life to sexual pleasure; the Christian is stricken with fear and regret while the atheist is composed and even happy.


Quotes from Eugenie de Franva Justine is the woman of the past, enslaved, miserable and less than human; Juliette, by contrast, represents the new woman he foresaw, a being we do not yet imagine, who frees herself from humanity, who will wings and will renew the universe. He moves from one spot to another, seeking rest but finding none […] he shifts from place to place: 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.

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Open Preview See a Problem? 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. The blond hair and blue eyes is certainly plausible, but would Sade have given his young heroine the features he traditionally frwnval for his victims? Senneval impregnates her, then abandons Florville after she gives birth, taking their son with him.

There are no explicit sex scenes, and the episodes of violence and death are each described in one or two lines; de Sade doesn’t use the sex or violence to generate any kind of excitement or horror. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.