Libertine Fiction (18 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

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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;

Citation:
Ganofsky, Marine. "Libertine Fiction". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 September 2019
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19554, accessed 17 September 2019.]

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