The Marquis de Sade: The Complete Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom & Other Writings [FIRST AMERICAN EDITION] 1965
The Complete Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom and Other Writings by The Marquis de Sade
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION  THE GROVE PRESS
Expansive Omnibus. Reprint. Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket is in very nice shape; some chipping to top of spine and orig. price sticker on back. Housed in protective brodart jacket.
Book itself is excellent; looks and reads like new.
No other writer has so scandalized proper society as the Marquis de Sade, but despite the deliberate destruction of over three-quarters of his work, Sade remains a major figure in the history of ideas. His influence on some of the greatest minds of the last century—from Baudelaire and Swinburne to Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky and Kafka—is indisputable. This volume contains Philosophy in the Bedroom, a major novel that presents the clearest summation of his political philosophy; Eugénie de Franval, a novella widely considered to be a masterpiece of eighteenth-century French literature; and the only authentic and complete American edition of his most famous work, Justine. 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.