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Justine, or the Misfortunes of Virtue (Oxford World's Classics)

Justine, or the Misfortunes of Virtue (Oxford World's Classics)
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Description: This is the first new translation in over forty years of Sade's novel Justine. It is also the first ever critical edition, based on the original 1791 version of the story, which is the most accessible and artistically successful of the three versions. The novel tells the story of the beautiful and devout Justine, whose steadfast faith and naive trust destine her from the outset for sexual exploitation and martyrdom. The unending catalog of disasters that befall her, during which she is subject to any number of perverse practices, illustrate Sade's belief in the primacy of Nature over civilization. Virtue is no match for vice, an ... (more)
Manufacturer: Oxford University Press
Release date: 20 January 2013
ISBN-10 : 0199572844 | ISBN-13: 9780199572847
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