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The False Servant

Pierre Marivaux

The False Servant is Martin Crimp’s translation of Pierre Marivaux’s subversive take on sexual manners and the cruelties of courtship.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571224968
Date Published
03.06.2004
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Summary

I may be your servant in the theatre, but in real life, sweetheart, you are my sex-slave. Just you remember.

Lust and avarice trample on the finer feelings of love in this subversive take on sexual manners and the cruelties of courtship. The man thinks that marriage is simply a matter of money and property. But just how far should the woman go to prove him wrong?

A world of darker meaning lies beneath the wit and verbal exuberance of Martin Crimp’s version of Marivaux’s great comedy.