1910 Les Morts qui parlent de Vogue Novel Fiction Literature France Controversy
Les morts qui parlent By Vicomte Eugene Marie de Vogue (The deaths who talk) – In French language.
Novel by popular French novelist, Vicomte de Vogue, first published in 1898. At the time of its first publication in serial form the end of chapter 10 caused a bit of a scandal. Rose Esther is portrayed as an alumna of the famous teacher training school in Fontenay, headed by Félix Pécaut whose lectures were greatly admired at the time by liberals and republicans. Rose sweeps the floor with “ce sirop de religion laïque” taught by Pécaut, and, as if to break even more radically with the high standards of this lay morality, offers herself sexually (“Prends-moi”) to Elzéar Bayonne, a politician who happens to be a relative. Many of the former girls of Fontenay were up in arms about this scene and for a while a minor battle was fought over this in several French newspapers and periodicals.
Paris, Nelson, 1910.
Pp.: 444 + 16 pages of advertising Size: 16 x 11 cm
Binding: Original cloth binding. Giltstamped spine cover, colorstamped front cover. Signs of wear, stains on the panels, cocked spine with spine slants. Condition: Cracked gutter. Title page with two minor stains and stamp by the previous owner, several pages with minor stains and pencil inscriptions due to usage, paper on the last page browned due to exposure.
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