Libertine Fiction (18 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

Engraving by Henry Robinson after John James Masquerier, 1876-77, courtesy The Walter Scott Digital Archive, Edinburgh University Library.
A little painting from the end of the Old Regime perfectly captures the essence of libertine literature. In Pierre-Antoine Baudouin’s La Nuit [The Night] (ca. 1778) as in the masterpieces of eighteenth-century French erotic fiction such as Crébillon’s Les Egarements du cœur et de l’esprit [The Wayward Heart and Mind] (1735-1738), Denon’s Point de lendemain [No Tomorrow</&hellip;

Ganofsky, Marine. "Libertine Fiction". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 September 2019
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