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The Sadeian Woman
  • ISBN: 9781844083770
  • Pages: 192
  • Publisher: Virago
  • Binding: Paperback

The Sadeian Woman

Angela Carter
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‘Sexuality is power’ – so says the Marquis de Sade, philosopher and pornographer extraordinaire.

In The Sadeian Woman, Angela Carter takes on the outrageous figments of his extreme imagination, and transforms them into symbols of our time – the Hollywood sex goddesses, mothers and daughters, pornography, even the sacred shrines of sex and marriage lie devastatingly exposed before our eyes. Angela Carter delves into the viscera of our distorted sexuality and reveals a dazzling vision of love which admits neither of conqueror nor of conquered.



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