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Riassunto: Once described as "the most sickening work of art of the nineteenth century", Mirbeau's classic novel follows a young man's journey to the ends of desire and depravity in a garden in China where torture is practiced as a work of art.
From the Back Cover: Finally back in print: Octave Mirbeau's fabulously rare 1889 classic novel The Torture Garden, one described as "the most sickening work of art of the nineteenth century." Following the twin trials of desire and depravity to a shocking sadistic paradise--a garden in China where torture is practiced as an art form--a dissolute Frenchman discovers the true depths of degradation, infinitely beyond his prior bourgeois imaginings. Entraced by a resolute Englishwoman whose capacity for debauchery knows no bounds, he capitulates to her every whim amid an ecstatic yet tormenting incursion of visions, scents, caresses, pleasures, horrors, and fantastic atrocities...
Well ahead of its time, The Torture Garden is exceptional for its detailed descriptions of sexual euphoria and exquisite torture; its political critique of government corruption and bureaucracy; and its revolutionary portrait of a woman, which challenges even contemporary role models of female autonomy. While weaving a richly complex morality fable, The Torture Garden grants glimpses of ecstasy and exhilaration which can only spring from a relentless probing of passion and pain.
Titolo: Torture Garden
Casa editrice: Juno Books
Data di pubblicazione: 2000
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Juno Publishing, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Tea stain to the page edges. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0006273384
Descrizione libro Juno Books, New York, 2000. Pictorial Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dj. Fifth Edition. Once described as "the most sickening work of art of the nineteenth century" 115pp with ads for othe works at end of book. Codice libro della libreria 182017
Descrizione libro Juno Books, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0965104265
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97809651042654.0
Descrizione libro 1949. NY: Citadel Press. 2nd printings. Fine in near fine price-clipped DJ. Codice libro della libreria B7708
Descrizione libro Juno Books, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New Ed. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0965104265
Descrizione libro Juno Books, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110965104265
Descrizione libro Juno Books. Paperback. Condizione libro: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Codice libro della libreria 2765943961