The Marquis De Sade

The Marquis De Sade

A Life

Book - 2000
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Neil Schaeffer presents here a wholly original, compellingly human portrait of the divine Marquis, the enigmatic legend whose name is synonymous with brutal perversion and cruelty. Against a magnificently embroidered backdrop of eighteenth-century France, he shows us Sade's incredible life of sexual appetite, adherence to Enlightenment principles, imprisonment, scandal, and above all inexhaustible imagination. Based on a decade of research and utilizing work never before published in English, The Marquis de Sade is a definitive work that confronts nearly two hundred years of myth to reveal a Promethean figure of astonishing complexity.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000, 1999.
ISBN: 9780674003927
0674003926
Branch Call Number: SADE SCH
Characteristics: viii, 567 p.

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