The 120 Days Of Sodom Other Writings

Author: Marquis de Sade
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802199038
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The Marquis de Sade, vilified by respectable society from his own time through ours, apotheosized by Apollinaire as "the freest spirit that has yet existed," wrote The 120 Days of Sodom while imprisoned in the Bastille. An exhaustive catalogue of sexual aberrations and the first systematic exploration-a hundred years before Krafft-Ebing and Freud-of the psychology of sex, it is considered Sade's crowning achievement and the cornerstone of his thought. Lost after the storming of the Bastille in 1789, it was later retrieved but remained unpublished until 1935. In addition to The 120 Days, this volume includes Sade's "Reflections on the Novel," his play Oxtiem, and his novella Ernestine. The selections are introduced by Simone de Beauvoir's landmark essay "Must We Burn Sade?" and Pierre Klossowski's provocative "Nature as Destructive Principle." "Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change."-From Sade's Last Will and Testament

The 120 Days Of Sodom

Author: Marquis de Sade
ISBN: 1458799158
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Described as a Gothic novel due to its dark and murky settings, the book explores the wild side of human psyche.

Marquis De Sade S 120 Days Of Sodom

Author: Iwan Bloch
ISBN: 9781258889821
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This is a new release of the original 1934 edition.

The 120 Days Of Sodom

Author: The Marquis de Sade
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141394358
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A new translation of Sade's most notorious, shocking and influential novel. This horrible but hugely important text has influenced countless individuals throughout history: Flaubert and Baudelaire both read Sade; the surrealists were obsessed with him; film-makers like Pasolini saw parallels with twentieth-century history in his writings; and feminists such as Andrea Dworkin and Angela Carter clashed over him. This new translation brings Sade's provocative novel into Penguin Classics for the first time, and will reignite the debate around this most controversial of writers.


Author: marquis de Sade
Editor: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802130853
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"An amazing sequence of imaginatively bizarre sexual adventures punctuated by philosophical and theological digression. Mlle. De Maupin, Lolita, Candy--all pale beside Juliette."--Library Journal

Justine Philosophy In The Bedroom And Other Writings

Author: Marquis de Sade
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802199011
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No other writer has so scandalized proper society as the Marquis de Sade, but despite the deliberate destruction of over three-quarters of his work, Sade remains a major figure in the history of ideas. His influence on some of the greatest minds of the last century—from Baudelaire and Swinburne to Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky and Kafka—is indisputable. This volume contains Philosophy in the Bedroom, a major novel that presents the clearest summation of his political philosophy; Eugénie de Franval, a novella widely considered to be a masterpiece of eighteenth-century French literature; and the only authentic and complete American edition of his most famous work, Justine. This literary portrait of Sade is completed by one of his earliest philosophical efforts, Dialogue between a Priest and a Dying Man, a selection of his letters, a fifty-page chronology of his life, two important essays on Sade, and a bibliography of his work.

The Misfortunes Of Virtue And Other Early Tales

Author: Marquis de Sade
Editor: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192836951
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Revered by Enlightenment and Victorian thinkers, de Sade was recognized as a founding father by the Surrealists, and holds a prominent place in the history of modernism and post-modernism. This selection of his early writings, some appearing in English translation for the first time, reveals the full range of his sobering moods and considerable talents.

Justine Or Good Conduct Well Chastised

Author: Marquis de Sade
Editor: Olympia Press
ISBN: 1596541768
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Fascinating work by the Marquis, who wrote the first draft while whiling away his days in the Bastille. Abandoned to fate with her sister Juliette, Justine attempts to do all the right things in life. She takes up with a stranger who offers to helpout. But then the doors close, Justine's trapped, and life gets very interesting. First published in 1953 by the Olympia Press.

Philosophy In The Boudoir

Author: Marquis de Sade
Editor: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1908694122
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In the boudoir of a sequestered country house, a young virgin is ruthlessly schooled in evil. Indoctrinated by her amoral tutors in the ways of sexual perversion, fornication, murder, incest, atheism and complete self-gratification, she takes part with growing abandon in a series of violent erotic orgies which culminates with the flagellation and torture of her own mother - her final act of liberation. "Philosophy In The Boudoir" is perhaps the most concise and representative text out of all the Marquis de Sade's works, containing his notorious doctrine of libertinage expounded in full, coupled with relentless bursts of savage, orgiastic eroticism, cruelty, and violent sexuality. The renegade philosophies put forward here would later rank amongst the main cornerstones of Andre Breton's Surrealist manifesto.

Gothic Tales Of The Marquis De Sade

Author: Margaret Crosland
Editor: Peter Owen Publishers
ISBN: 9780720613582
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A collection of de Sade's stories utilizing gothic conventions and questioning sexual and societal mores The notorious author of pornographic novels and a sexual pervert who spent much of his life in prison and whose name was unmentionable in civilized circles, only in recent times has the Marquis come to be seen as misunderstood—essentially a moralist, his exploration of the so-called dark side of the human psyche remains as relevant to our society as it was to his own. This collection will provide an excellent introduction to Sade’s fiction; these accessible stories range from the dramatic novellaEugenie de Franval, in which a father’s criminal passion for his daughter leads to intrigue, abduction, and murder, to comic tales such asThe Husband Who Plays Priest, concerning a lecherous monk who finds an ingenious way to combine clerical duties with secular pleasures. De Sade’s gift as a humorist are much in evidence, as is his particular delight in unusual marital situations—which invariably lead to the most diverting conclusions.