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The Marquis De Sade

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Aristocrat Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) remains a man whose name is instantly recognized but whose life is obscure. For all his reputation for monstrous behavior, he was loved by women, fearless in defense of justice, and prolific in his literary output. In this illuminating biography, Donald Thomas places the man in perspective against the turbulence of his time during the ...more
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Paul Bryant
Roll up my friends to the show that never ends, I wish it did but it doesn't, I call it the Fifty Shades of Sade or maybe that should be the Sixty Shards of Sade, it depends on your pronounciation, but you may call it the Panoptikon of Pain, or the Theatre of Human Cruelty (is there any other kind, my kindly friends?); and here is your host, the debonair deflowerer of demoiselles, the nimble noble of nonce, the long-haired whippie, the mincing marquis of manifold misery, that rakish rapscallion ...more
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Donald Serrell Thomas is an English author of (primarily) Victorian-era historical, crime and detective fiction, as well as books on factual crime and criminals, in particular several academic books on the history of crime in London. He has written a number of biographies, two volumes of poetry, and has also edited volumes of poetry by John Dryden and the Pre-Raphaelites.
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