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The secret journal which the Marquis de Sade worked hard at maintaining, even when ill and ageing at Charenton asylum, reveals the shadowy life of an exceptional, strange man whose abuses are often legendary. The book takes use beyond the prisoner who once fled the Vincennes fortress; it also takes us beyond the prisoner of the Bastille whose imagination tortured him, both deliciously and cruelly, and who projected onto paper the burning and pitiable ghosts of his imagination with a desperate sensuality. This book contains the living, everyday presence of the old man, almost 67 years old when the "first notebook" begins of this one-lost journal.He had seven years left to live in the "hospital-prison" of Charenton, where his days were slow and grim, full of everyday preoccupations, worries about money, nasty quarrels with the people around him - but were also lit up by the sordid, squalid episodes of a final erotic adventure: the last flames of his senile passion. At the Charenton asylum, where he was under a liberal regime of surveillance, Sade's death approached, darkening the colours of his life and tearing apart his feelings.Only the first (1807-8) and fourth (1814) of these notebooks have been rediscovered, out of a series of four.The Ghosts of Sodom also includes a selection of Sade's letters from Charenton, as well as the working notes for his terminal novel "The Days At Florbelle" - a huge work deemed so pornographic that the only manuscript was burned by the police at the behest of Sade's own son.
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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 volume contains the only authentic and complete American edition of Sade's most famous work, Justine; Philosophy in the Bedroom, a major novel that presents the clearest summation of his political philosophy; and Eugenie de Franval, a novella widely considered a masterpiece of 18th-century French literature. 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. Illus. 753p.
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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 until 1935. Other texts in this volume include 'Reflections on the Novel,' the play 'Oxtiern' and novella 'Ernestine.' 799p. Pap.
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