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The Child of Pleasure (Paperback)

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By Gabriele D'Annunzio, Ernest Boyd (Foreword by), Georgina Harding (Translator)
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Description


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781595690586
ISBN-10: 1595690581
Publisher: MONDIAL
Publication Date: December 12th, 2006
Pages: 198
Language: English