Restif de la Bretonne - Le Pornographe - 1769

Restif de la Bretonne - Le Pornographe - 1769
Erotica, Literatuur - Aantal: 1 - Boek

Le Pornographe, ou Idées d'un honnête-homme sur un projet de réglement pour les prostituées, propre à prévenir les Malheurs qu'occasionne le Publicisme des Femmes: avec des notes historiques et justificatives.
In London, published by Jean Nourse, In Paris, published by Delalain. First edition, two parts in one octavo volume (19.5 x 12.5 cm), pp. 368, later binding). Very nice copy, first edition of this libidinal-moral treatise. Under the sulphurous title of Le Pornographe, this "half-barbaric name" coined by the author to refer to a "writer who deals with prostitution", reveals one of the most astonishing works of the long-winded Restif. A project imbued with the reformist spirit of the 18th century, this "rationalization" of prostitution aims to organise a "necessary evil", to establish a social prophylaxis of venereal diseases but also to defend morality as opposed to libertinism. Prostitution will now be confined to the enclosed place of the Parthenion - a kind of ideal phalanstery. But beyond that, Le Pornographe remains very ambiguous: behind the "legislator" is a man. The author testifies, in this book, to a solid personal experience ... This major text written by a 35-year-old Restif also appears as a reflection of his own obsessions, in pursuit of always different women. Rare.

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Erotica, Literatuur
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Restif de la Bretonne
Le Pornographe
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