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The Sexual Monster: Celibacy and the Anticlerical Imagination

Andrew J. Counter

in The Amorous Restoration: Love, Sex, and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198785996
eISBN:
9780191827709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785996.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

In May 1822, a grisly crime was committed near Grenoble: twenty-six year-old Marie Charnalet was raped and murdered by Antoine Mingrat, a priest, who then absconded abroad. The ensuing cause célèbre ... More


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