Pleasure (Penguin Classics)

Pleasure (Penguin Classics)

Gabriele D'Annunzio

Putting the intercourse again in Pleasure, here is the 1st new English translation because the Victorian period of the good Italian masterpiece of sensuality and seduction

Like Oscar Wilde’s Dorian grey, Andrea Sperelli lives his lifestyles as a piece of artwork, looking good looks and flouting the foundations of morality and social interplay alongside the best way. In his aristocratic circles in Rome, he's a serial seducer. yet there are ladies who command his designated regard: the gorgeous younger widow Elena, and the natural, virgin-like Maria. In Andrea’s pursuit of the exalted heights of utmost excitement, he performs them opposed to one another, spinning a sadistic internet of lust and deceit.

This new translation of D’Annunzio’s masterpiece, the 1st in additional than 100 years, restores what was once thought of too offensive to be integrated within the 1898 translation—some of the very scenes which are key to the novel’s prestige as a landmark of literary decadence.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts better by means of introductions and notes via distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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