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Title Les diaboliques [electronic resource] / Barbey D'Aurevilly ; translated by Ernest Boyd and with an introduction and chronology by Robert Irwin.
Author Barbey d'Aurevilly, J. (Jules), 1808-1889.
Publication Cambs, U.K. : Dedalus, 2011.
Description 1 online resource (356 pages)
text file
Call # eBOOK
Note Description based upon print version of record.
Summary First published in 1874 Les Diaboliques caused an uproar and all the copies were seized on the orders of the Ministry of Justice as the book was a danger to public morality. Scandal made the book an immediate success. One hundred and thirty years later it is now firmly established as a classic and studied in French schools. "The book is a celebration of the seven deadly vices and shows no counterbalancing interest in the seven cardinal virtues. Even more, it is a celebration of pride, the pride of the ancient aristocracy of evil. Those who have the style to carry off their vices have also the right to do so." D'Aurevilly introduces us to the she-devils, a group of femme fatales who share their trials and triumphs.
Subject Femmes fatales -- France -- Fiction.
Literature.
Fiction.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author Boyd, Ernest Augustus, 1887-1946.
Irwin, Robert.
OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: D'Aurevilly, Barbey Les Diaboliques New York : Dedalus,c2011 9781873982273
ISBN 9781907650482 (electronic bk.)
1907650482 (electronic bk.)

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