The Complete Lover: Eros, Nature, and Artifice in the Eighteenth-Century French Novel

By: Goodden, Angelica

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Sentiment and sentimental education are central themes in French novels of the 18th century. However, what do these fictions really say about the art and practice of love? What part should the emotions--or the intellect--play in sexual relationships? Will the lover find fulfillment in sophisticated urban society, or in the natural world? Is a man's approach different from a woman's? This study looks at these questions and tracks the pursuit of eros through such works as Cr billon's Les Egarements du coeur et de l'esprit, Pr vost's Manon Lescaut, Rousseau's La Nouvelle H lo se, Diderot's La Religieuse, and Laclos's Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Goodden considers the interplay between love and friendship, the portrayal of beauty, and the rhetoric of passion, to show that the dual character of the 18th century is reflected in the lover who becomes complete by allowing reason to guide sentiment.

Title: The Complete Lover: Eros, Nature, and Artifice in the Eighteenth-Century French Novel

Author Name: Goodden, Angelica

Categories: Erotica,

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1/1/1989

ISBN Number: 0198158203

ISBN Number 13: 9780198158202

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0198158203Z2

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