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The ﬁrst and most important requirement is an understanding of the human heart. Now all discerning minds will certainly support us when we say that this crucial knowledge is acquired only through suﬀering and travel. You must have encountered men of all nations to know them, and you must have been their victim to know how to value them. The hand of misfortune, which elevates the character of those it brings low, gives its victim the right perspective from which to study others. He observes them from a distance, just as the passenger observes the angry waves break against the rocks on which the storm has driven his ship.
Laclos, Pierre Choderlos de, Les Liaisons dangereuses, trans. Douglas Parmée, ed. David Coward. Select Bibliography xxxix Lafayette, Madame de, The Princesse de Clèves, trans. and ed. Terence Cave. Prévost, Abbé, Manon Lescaut, trans. and ed. Angela Scholar. Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, Confessions, trans. Angela Scholar, ed. Patrick Coleman. Sade, Marquis de, The Misfortunes of Virtue and Other Early Tales, trans. and ed. David Coward. Voltaire, Candide and Other Stories, trans. and ed. Roger Pearson.
But d’Arnaud sometimes tempers his with the sweeter ﬂowers of Elysium, while Prévost, more forceful, never diluted the ink in which he wrote Clèveland. R—— inundates the public. Since he needs a printing press at his bedside, it is the only one which is called upon to groan beneath the weight of his ‘stupendous productions’. * Perhaps at this point we should by rights analyse the new novels whose only merit, more or less, consists of their reliance on witchcraft and phantasmagoria, by naming the best of them as The Monk, which is superior in every respect to the strange outpourings of the brilliant imagination of Mrs Radcliﬀe.