One of the first entries in the new Harper Perennial Naughty French Novel Series, 'The Diary Of A Chambermaid' is a classic erotic tale of a women's search for pleasure and excess by one of the great 19th century French writers.
"I am no saint; I have known many men, and I know, by experience, all the madness, all the vileness, of which they are capable. But a man like Monsiuer?"
The famous anarchist and art critic Octave Mirbeau (1848-1917) inspired not one but two films (from Jean Renoir and Louis Banuel) with his often forgotten classic 'The Diary Of A Chambermaid'. Telling the scandalous story of Celestine R., a fisherman's daughter with a taste for men, Mirbeau reveals that "when one tears away the veils and shows them naked, people's souls give off such a pungent smell of decay."
- Publication Date:
- 28 / 03 / 2007
- 114 x 181mm