"A novel of extraordinary richness and power. Sensual, witty, vividly evocative in every sentence. A fine book which achieves the real texture of life so often absent from fiction, and as such is not only entirely satisfying but resonantly memorable. - William Styron

Lovers and Tyrants is at once an erotic, urgent, and beautifully written novel that established Francine du Plessix Gray as one of the most brilliant and exuberant fiction talents to emerge in America's literary history. This is the story of Stephanie, whose life we follow from her extraordinary childhood in France, through her father's mysterious disappearance, her emigration with her mother to America, her private schooling in New York, her tempestuous sexual relationships with a European nobleman, her marriage to an American, her children, and ultimately, her self-liberation. Every phase of Stephanie's life illustrates our painful ambivalence toward the irreconcilable poles of love and liberation, security and freedom.

Genre: Mystery

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May 1977 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lovers and Tyrants
Author(s): Francine du Plessix Gray
ISBN: 0-233-96846-6 / 978-0-233-96846-9 (UK edition)
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October 1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lovers and Tyrants
Author(s): Francine du Plessix Gray
ISBN: 0-671-22338-0 / 978-0-671-22338-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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April 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lovers and Tyrants
Author(s): Francine Du Plessix Gray
ISBN: 0-393-30547-3 / 978-0-393-30547-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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September 1977 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Title: Lovers and Tyrants
Author(s): Francine du plessix gray
ISBN: 0-671-81473-7 / 978-0-671-81473-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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August 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Lovers and Tyrants
Author(s): Francine du Plessix Gray
ISBN: 0-86721-126-1 / 978-0-86721-126-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group
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October 1978 : UK Paperback

Title: Lovers and Tyrants
Author(s): Francine du Plessix Gray
ISBN: 0-552-10798-0 / 978-0-552-10798-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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