The Child Of Pleasure / Edition 1

The Child Of Pleasure / Edition 1

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The Child Of Pleasure / Edition 1

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.

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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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