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The Marquis de Sade

A Life

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PAPERBACK

$20.50 • £16.95 • €18.50

ISBN 9780674003927

Publication Date: 11/01/2000

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577 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Not for sale in UK & British Commonwealth (except Canada)

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.

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