Letters From Prison

Letters From Prison

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Baker & Taylor
A generous sample of the notorious Frenchman's correspondence culled from his twenty years' imprisonment between 1777 and 1790 reveals his opinions on such subjects as society, the body politic, and humanity and offers insight into the writer himself.

Book News
Makes available over 100 letters (only seven previously published) in which the notorious libertine pleaded his case and defended his ways; they were written during 13 years of his imprisonment, from 1777 in the Vicennes fortress near Paris, to 1789 when he was transferred to the Bastille just before it was stormed by the Revolution, to 1790 when he was finally released from the Charenton Insane Asylum. Seaver, who translated the letters, provides an extensive introduction and an epilogue and includes photos of letters and images of the Marquis himself and his prisons. Footnotes clarify references. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., c1999
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781559704113
Characteristics: 401 p. : ill ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Seaver, Richard


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