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The Child Of Pleasure / Edition 1
     

The Child Of Pleasure / Edition 1

by Georgina Harding, Ernest Boyd, Gabriele D'Annunzio
 

ISBN-10: 1595690581

ISBN-13: 9781595690586

Pub. Date: 12/12/2006

Publisher: Mondial

The Child of Pleasure (written in 1888 and published in 1889) and its protagonist Andrea Sperelli introduced the Italian culture of the late 1800s to Aestheticism and a taste for decadence. Sperelli is a young count, who - like Joris Karl Huysmans' Baron Des Esseintes or Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray - following family tradition, seeks beauty and despises the bourgeois

Overview

The Child of Pleasure (written in 1888 and published in 1889) and its protagonist Andrea Sperelli introduced the Italian culture of the late 1800s to Aestheticism and a taste for decadence. Sperelli is a young count, who - like Joris Karl Huysmans' Baron Des Esseintes or Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray - following family tradition, seeks beauty and despises the bourgeois world; leads an extraordinary life, which he lives as a work of art; and rejects the basic rules of morality and social interaction. However, this extraordinary sensitivity also implies a certain corruption, evident in his sadistic superimposing of the two women: Elena Muti and Maria Ferres.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595690586
Publisher:
Mondial
Publication date:
12/12/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

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