The Flowers of Evil - Charles Baudelaire 1971 Heritage Press hardback

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Condition:  Good: Good condition for a used book! Some wear.  Edited, with an introduction and notes, by James Laver. Illustrated with engravings by Pierre-Yves Tremois. Name and date inscribed inside front cover. See images for the condition of this book.

Blurb: The Flowers of Evil, which T.S. Eliot called the greatest example of modern poetry in any language, shocked the literary world of nineteenth century France with its outspoken portrayal of lesbian love, its linking of sexuality and death, its unremitting irony, and its unflinching celebration of the seamy side of urban life. Including the French texts and comprehensive explanatory notes to the poems, this extraordinary body of love poems restores the six poems originally banned in 1857, revealing the richness and variety of the collection.