Justine, The Marquis de Sade
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The Marquis de Sade

Justine



The Wordsworth Erotica Collection includes some of

the finest Victorian and Edwardian examples of the genre.

About this book:

Justine, the most celebrated

of the novels of the Marquis de Sade, was written in three versions. This

translation is taken from the first version— and unlike the other two is a gem

of eighteenth century literature. Widely execrated by de Sade's contemporaries and

by modern Mrs Grundys, it is an innovative novel of considerable novel of

considerable depth and psychological insight.

Deserted by her father on his bankruptcy, and the

subsequent death of her mother, the virtuous Justine is thrown onto her own resources.

As she makes her way in the world she is subjected to the most frightful

humiliations— flogging, rape and forced labour, which lead her to believe that

virtue is not its own reward.

221 printed pages

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