PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Rachilde (1860-1953) was born Marguerite Eymery. She wrote Monsieur Venus when she was only twenty. Dedalus translation 1992. Its publication in 1884 caused outrage and moral indignation in France. She became a prolific author of decadent fiction, exploring the perverse areas of human sexuality. Like her heroine Raoule in Monsieur Venus she often wore men's clothing and called herself 'a man of letters'. The Marquise de Sade is the second Rachilde novel to be published by Dedalus.