Anne Gédéon Lafitte, Marquis de Pelleport. Translated by Vivian Folkenflik. Introduction by Robert Darnton
248 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4194-5 | $34.95 | £23.00
Paper 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2175-6 | $19.95 | £13.00
"Who could resist the pleasure of discovering not only an unknown eighteenth-century writer (scoundrel, adventurer, charmer, reprobate) but also his long-lost masterpiece–a picareque novel that is at once bildungsroman, autobiography, libertine treatise, and roman a clef? . . . Witty and outrageous, the novel was lost as soon as it was published in 1790. Today, beautifully translated into English by Folkenflik, it seems remarkably modern. . . . Essential."–Choice
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