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1. Beyond the myth: the real Marquis de Sade

1. Beyond the myth: the real Marquis de Sade  

John Phillips

in The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776038
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804693.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192804693
‘Beyond the myth: the real Marquis de Sade’ charts the Marquis de Sade's early life and influences including his childhood, his military career, his life of pleasure in Paris, his time in ... More
4. Rebel without a cause

4. Rebel without a cause  

Oliver Gloag

in Albert Camus: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
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Feb 2020
eISBN: 
9780191834721
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792970.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198792970
In the midst of the Second World War, Camus realized that he could not be indifferent to the Nazi occupation of France and thus the nihilism of his absurd was untenable. Camus was still ... More
6. Utopia

6. Utopia  

Ronald de Sousa

in Love: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
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Jan 2015
eISBN: 
9780191781353
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199663842.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199663842
Given what we know about love, what ought we to do about it? ‘Utopia’ looks to the future and discusses the potential for ‘love’ in the human race. Will the neuroscience of love result in ... More
1. The Corsican, 1769–1796

1. The Corsican, 1769–1796  

David A. Bell

in Napoleon: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780190911959
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199321667.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199321667
Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769 in Corsica, just after it came under the control of the Kingdom of France. ‘The Corsican, 1769–1796’ outlines Napoleon’s early life, including his ... More
9. The Epicurean legacy

9. The Epicurean legacy  

Catherine Wilson

in Epicureanism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2015
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Dec 2015
eISBN: 
9780191808951
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199688326.003.0009
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chapter
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9780199688326
‘The Epicurean legacy’ begins by reviewing the Epicurean philosophy outlined in this VSI. It concludes that the Epicurean depiction of the world was both inspiration for and anathema to ... More
5. Around the Revolution

5. Around the Revolution  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777516
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.003.0005
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9780199568727
‘Around the Revolution’ describes the growing scepticism about claims that the social order was founded on nature, itself based on divine providence. The literary works inspired by the ... More
9. French-Speaking Heroes Without Borders?

9. French-Speaking Heroes Without Borders?  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777516
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.003.0009
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chapter
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9780199568727
‘French-speaking heroes without borders?’ examines the French literature of the last two decades of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first. It asks who or what is a ... More
French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

French Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

John D. Lyons

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777516
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199568727
French Literature: A Very Short Introduction examines texts that portray protagonists whose adventures and conflicts reveal shifts in literary and social practices. It explores ... More
The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction

The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction  

John Phillips

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2005
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776038
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804693.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780192804693
The Marquis de Sade: A Very Short Introduction aims to disentangle the ‘real’ Marquis de Sade from his mythical and demonic reputation of the past two hundred years by ... More

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