Marquis de Sade


“An amazing sequence of imaginatively bizarre sexual adventures punctuated by philosophical and theological digression.” —Library Journal
“’Twas at Panthemont we were brought up, Justine and I, there that we received our education.”
Marquis de Sade’s 1797 masterpiece contrasts the erotic adventures of the title character, an amoral nymphomaniac murderer who is nevertheless successful and happy, with her sister Justine, a virtuous woman who encounters nothing but despair and abuse.
“The Marquis is a missionary. He has written a new religion. Juliette is one of the holy books.” —The New York Times Book Review
“It is not necessary to take the Marquis seriously as a philosopher of total freedom, as some do, in order to relish the imagination and talent that went into the gilding nuggets of naughtiness contained here.” —Playboy
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