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First discovered in 1948, these thirty-two letters were written mostly from prison. De Sade appeals to his wife to help in securing his release; he describes his appalling conditions as a prisoner; decries the judiciary; and decries the futility of punishment. The letters give a fascinating insight into the mind of one of literature's most controversial figures.
Paperback, 185 pages
Published December 1st 1992 by Peter Owen Publishers
(first published June 1940)
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Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade was a French aristocrat, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer famous for his libertine sexuality and lifestyle. His works include novels, short stories, plays, dialogues, and political tracts; in his lifetime some were published under his own name, while others appeared anonymously and Sade denied being their author. He is best known for his ...moreMore about Marquis de Sade...