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Juliette

By Marquis de Sade

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(Six volumes in one). An astounding assemblage of fantastically imagined and bizarre sexual adventures punctuated by moral digressions. 1205p. Pap.
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This is the first new translation in over forty years of Sade's novel Justine. It is also the first ever critical edition, based on the original 1791 version of the story, which is the most accessible and artistically successful of the three versions. The novel tells the story of the beautiful and devout Justine, whose steadfast faith and naive trust destine her from the outset for sexual exploitation and martyrdom. The unending catalog of disasters that befall her, during which she is subject to any number of perverse practices, illustrate Sade's belief in the primacy of Nature over civilization. Virtue is no match for vice, and as criminality and violence triumph, Justine is doomed to suffer. Indeed, the novel mounts a ferocious physical and intellectual assault on absolute notions of good and evil. John Phillips's lively translation conveys the tone of Sade's original text and his introduction situates Sade's narrative in its historical, literary, and philosophical background, discussing such major themes as attitudes to women, the church, the justice system, and the world of finance, the sadistic and masochistic elements, and the novel's reception. The extensive notes shed light on religious and philosophical ideas and explain allusions to topical events.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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.This volume contains the title novella, “The Mystified Magistrate,” in which Sade uses his pen to avenge all the wrongs visited upon him throughout his tumultuous life by the French judicial system, especially the court of Aix in his native Provence, two full-length tales, “Augustine de Ville blanche” and “Emilie de Tourville”; and a selected number of Sade’s tales and short stories. Many of Sade’s favorite themes and pet peeves are present here: the hypocrisy and stupidity of blind justice and those who serve her, the wily duplicity and dishonesty of the clergy on all levels, the total corruption of society jealousy, revenge, and more. Notes. 211p.
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(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition). Written while the author was in prison, this pornographic novel spills over with savage, orgiastic eroticism, cruelty, andviolent sexuality. Perhaps the most concise and representative of all of de Sade's works, it has often been regarded as being among the first Surrealist texts. 173p.
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An exhaustive catalogue of sexual aberrations, and the first systematic exploration of the psychopathology of sex. Lost after the storming of the Bastille in 1789, it was later rediscovered but remained unpublished until1935. Other texts in this volume include 'Reflections on the Novel,' the play 'Oxtiern' and novella 'Ernestine.' 799p. Pap.
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12mo. LTD ED., limited to 500 copies (of 510). Text in French. Slight creasing to spine. Light scuffing to wrappers. Some foxing to edges. Wrappers detached. Faint creases to a few leaves. VG inwrappers.
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