Eugénie de Franval is a short story by Sade first published in the collection The Crimes of Love. Sade had started to write the story on March 1. Eugénie de Franval (French Edition) [Marquis de Sade, FB Editions] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Eugénie de Franval de Marquis de. Eugenie De Franval and Other Stories [Marquis de Sade, M. Crosland] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Granwell and Henrietta actually have two layers to their personalities, and are changed by events, unlike the monochrome figures in the other story. Legacy libraries are the personal libraries of famous readers, entered by LibraryThing members from the Legacy Libraries group. What would he not do to transform his sight into touch, to make his seeing into a form of touching that feels in the dark? Franval figures this all out, chases down Valmont and Eugenie and shoots Valmont dead on the highway.

He marries a beautiful year-old who has a sizable estate of her own 60, francs a year and they have a daughter who is even more lovely than the mother, whom he names Eugenie. If there is a moral to the story it is “don’t go to the city, and, if you do, don’t trust anybody!

Lists with This Book. See the other authors section. Franval watches surreptitiously, but retains his authority over the scene that he has created and directed.

Eugénie de Franval and Other Stories

Thanks for telling us about the problem. It is indeed true that Sade puts women on a pedestal. This reminded me of Boswell’s famous interview with David Hume on Hume’s deathbed in But a relation in which there is no otherness, in which the same mates with the same, is precisely, incest.

Granwell is determined to have her. Bel autograph signed by Valentine Hugo: Over twenty years later I have not forgotten one of these gruesome flights of fancy birthed by an insane mind, though sometimes I wish I would. For example, Franval convinces one of his friends, Valmont, to try to seduce Madame de Franval, so Franval can blackmail her.


In this respect, the text casts the reader as another Pygmalion, transforming inert black ink on a white page into his own mental imagery. Newer Post Older Post Home. Franval takes absolute control over little Eugenie; Eugenie only sees people Franval allows her to see, and her mother is not one of those people!

All this is to offer some context for the Sadean variation of the Pygmalion myth that I want to look at in more detail. But what do we see when we read this scene? Eugenie’s education includes no moral or religious instruction, save that provided by her father himself.

MPorcius Fiction Log: Three stories from The Crimes of Love by the Marquis de Sade

Sage rated it really liked it Aug 09, Amazon Kindle 0 editions. 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. Asuman rated it really liked it Feb 14, Rodrigo Neves rated it it was amazing Feb 06, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Similarly, Franval, after being assaulted and robbed by deus ex machina highwaymen, suddenly expresses frajval. Be the first to ask a question about Eugenie de Franval and Other Stories. Outside the text our own cultural context is likely to have a similarly inhibiting effect.

The point of the story, ostensibly, is to demonstrate the evils of “the disregard of those honorable principles without which neither we nor those around us can be happy on this earth. Why even think about the mental imagery of the reader in a scene like this?


Women watch themselves being looked at. If Sade may have played Galatea in the twentieth century, he has also taken on the role of Pygmalion: This sense of being an accessory to fictional violence, or in this case abuse, can — and should – make reading Sade an uncomfortable experience.

She takes one of the daggers, kills Granwell, and then herself. Examining the beautiful detail of this celebrated work, one can readily believe that the author egenie, as tradition has it, have employed five hundred models to finish it: Back in Paris the authorities try Franval in absentia for Valmont’s murder. They have, however, had an important part to play in the literary rehabilitation of Sade — both in France and in the UK.

Michael rated it really liked it Jun 17, The incestuous re- imagining of the Pygmalion story is not an eighteenth-century invention, however. Another result was that I investigated a lot of 18th century books. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

It contains three novellas translated by Lowell Bair: Quote 11 Consider the lover of art sunk deep in contemplation who circles relentlessly around a sculpture. It was with some surprise that I came upon a piece of marginalia in my own handwriting. An Oxford edition “Florville and Courval” The first two stories were so lame that I almost abandoned this project and left this third story unread.

The plot of this story is pretty crazy, but the tale is not entertaining or even interesting. My synopses and comments on these three tales of rape, incest and suicide below: Another author I put to the side was the Marquis de Sade.