LES EPOUX MALHEUREUX OU HISTOIRE DE MONSIEUR ET MADAME DE ***. BACULARD, D'ARNAUD, Francois.

LES EPOUX MALHEUREUX OU HISTOIRE DE MONSIEUR ET MADAME DE ***

Paris: Laporte, 1783. New Revised Edition. Hardcover. Two octavo (5-1/4" x 8-1/4") volumes in contemporary marbled boards; [ii], xii, 288; [iv], 256 [last page numbered 238]. Augmented with two new parts, which are the conclusion of the History. Illustrated with 10 fine engravings after Eisen by Guttenberg and Macret. An English translation from Larousse DICTIONNAIRE MONDIAL DES LITTÉRATURES: "Very representative of the preoccupations and structures of 'sensitive' fiction at the end of the 18th century, these tearful tales grouped together, located in an interchangeable England or the Middle Ages, recount at leisure the misfortunes of virtuous and sensitive heroines grappling with merciless libertines. Moralism and conformism are combined with a morbid taste for pain and a complacency in the painting of evil. The sense of staging and drama brings these romantic texts closer to the author's dramatic production." Occasional toning to the text. Very Good. Item #005343

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