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- DescriptionA new translation of Sade's most torious, shocking and influential vel. This disturbing but hugely important text has influenced countless individuals throughout history: Flaubert and Baudelaire both read Sade; the surrealists were obsessed with him; film-makers like Pasolini saw parallels with twentieth-century history in his writings; and feminists such as Andrea Dworkin and Angela Carter clashed over him. This new translation brings Sade's provocative vel into Penguin Classics for the first time, and will reignite the debate around this most controversial of writers.
- Author BiographyThe Marquis de Sade (Author) The Marquis de Sade was born in Paris in 1740. He was imprisoned several times for his scandalous behaviour, and wrote The 120 Days of Sodom, his most notorious work, while in prison in the Bastille. He managed to ingratiate himself with the new regime after the French Revolution, but by 1796 was a ruined man. He died in an insane asylum in 1814. Will McMorran (Translator) Will McMorran is a Senior Lecturer in French and Comparative Literature at Queen Mary, University of London. Thomas Wynn (Translator) Thomas Wynn is Reader and Director of Research in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University.
- Author(s)Marquis de Sade
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication29/09/2016
- SubjectErotic Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPenguin Classics
- Weight319 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Translated byThomas Wynn,Will McMorran,Thomas Wynn,Will McMorran
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- sinead766712 Jan, 2017by
Pretty sure I'm on a list now.
Read it so you can say you've read it. Probably will never be anything like it again, however it's a pretty messed up book so definitely be aware of the subject matter before delving in.
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