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Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, conocido por su título de Marqués de Sade (París, 2 de junio de 1740 – Charenton-Saint-Maurice, Val-de-Marne, 2 de diciembre de 1814), fue un escritor francés, autor de Justine o los infortunios de la virtud, Historia de Aline y Valcour y otras numerosas novelas, cuentos y piezas de teatro. También le son atribuidas Los 120 días de Sodom ...more
Published April 28th 2003 by AC (first published 1787)
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Paul Bryant
This Justine she had like the all time worst luck, even worse than this girl Tiffany that I know who broke her leg on the first day of a three week ski holiday, it sounds so sad unless you know her in which case it practically proves there's a God right there. But anyway. I was reading this book at breakfast and that was a good laugh in itself cause people thought it must be a highly educational book because it was written before the Ark and I'm not saying they were wrong neither because some of ...more
Great book, but i really don't care for translations.

Let's see, something I took from this book:

Believe in God and a bunch of people are going to rape you, take advantage of you, tie you to a tree and let the dogs get you, while your sister becomes a whore and marries a rich guy and gets all the wonders in the world, while everyone who's fucked you over got rich and became successful.

But, hey, at least you go to heaven in the end...
*4,5 out of 10 spiky stars

I suspect that I expected to find something similar to smutty contemporary sado-masochistic literature, and was therefore quite pleasantly surprised stylistically speaking. Having watched documentaries about De Sade which depicted him as a dribbling sot in an institution for the insane, I had expected... well... something much less intelligent than this. De Sade is obviously no fool, and his arguments are intelligently put.

In this novel, De Sade still conforms to Victor
When I was a grad student in Comparative Literature, all the "cool kids" read the Marquis de Sade. Just add philosophical musings to the sexcapades and basically you have porn for intellectuals!
Mohamed Al Marzooqi
رواية (جوستين) للمركيز دو ساد أحد أكثر الروايات إنحرافًا ، مجونًا ، وشذوذًا. لذلك ظلت محرمة على العامة في فرنسا وإنجلترا والولايات المتحدة لمدة تزيد عن قرنٍ ونصف. كانت الحكومات الفرنسيّة المتعاقبة خلالها تصادر وتتلف كل ما تجده من نسخٍ شعبية كان يتداولها العامّة بشكلٍ سريّ

ولد المركيز ساد في القرن الثامن عشر ، وكان نموذجًا مصغرًا - أو ربما مضخمًا - لحياة المجون والتفسخ التي كان يعيشها أبناء الطبقة الأرستقراطيّة. مارس كل ما يخطر وما لا يخطر على بال بشر من طقوس جنسية منحرفة وشاذة دخل بسببها السجن وا
MJ Nicholls
As Will Self puts it succinctly here, paraphrased: “I believe that humans are innately evil. It’s called egoism. When egoism hypertrophies, when it grows and grows like a cancer, then that person becomes a full-blown evil person.” Enter the uncompromising realm of the Marquis and the sequence of cartoon abuses heaped upon the virginal (anti?)heroine for over 250pp, translated (if Paul Bryant is to be believed), by the former (disgraced) songwriter of the Mamas and the Papas, who also wrote a mon ...more
Claudia Hernandez
It is precisely the Misfortunes of Virtue which Sade illuminates in Justine. Virtue, personified in Justine, is perpetually confronted by misfortune, and subdued by an omnipresent force, which, as expected from the Marquis, drips animalistic eroticism. Justine is, inarguably, a novel on depravity, but beyond its blatant decadent literature, Justine is also to be seen and appreciated as a historical document -- a passionate chronicle and assessment of a culture not governed by law, but through th ...more
Saying that this is my kind of porn comes across very, very badly. So before i say that (or write it) i just want to make it absolutely clear that i enjoyed the intellectual side of it, not the raping side. So, without further ado, this is my kind of porn!Hence the 5 stars.

I'd also like to formally invite the Marquis over to my place for dinner this Saturday, because as we all know he and Elvis are having the time of their (still very ongoing) lives somewhere on a secluded island, Richard Branso
First impressions:

Marquis de are one crazy m*****f*****.

So I had learned about Marquis de Sade, or at least first heard of him after watching the movie Quills and I immediately became really interested. Yes, his works are incredibly graphic and really go off the deep end, but he was added to my bucket list of authors I wanted to read just for the sake of reading.

After doing a little research I chose Justine, a classic, and one of his more famous stories to give a try at but it was a
Jeannette Nikolova
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قررت أن أنفض عن هذه الرواية غبارها، بعدما قرأت رواية (خمسون ظلاً من الرمادي)، والتي كان أحد أبطالها سادياً، أو كما عبرت عنه الكاتبة مسيطراً، فلذا أردت أن اقرأ لدي ساد نفسه، كنوع من الفضول غير المحمود.

والآن وبعد الفراغ من هذه الرواية يمكنني أن أقول أنها بدت كلعبة فيديو، حيث أخذ المؤلف فتاة صغيرة، وجعلها تمر بمراحل مختلفة من الممارسات السادية، بحيث تظن وأنت تقرأ الكتاب، أن هذه الفتاة إما عاثرة الحظ بشكل لا يصدق، أو أن الريف الفرنسي كان يعج بالساديين في وقت الكاتب.

ولكننا نفهم شغف الكتابة ع
Carrie Asagiri
Ante todo quiero aclarar que Justine no es una novela erótica y si alguien realmente se excita con las escenas de sexo explícitas del libro entonces tiene un nivel de perversión igual o peor que los personajes descriptos. Justine es un tratado filosófico sobre la virtud versus una sociedad corroída por los vicios, libertinajes y degeneraciones. También es un tratado filosófico sobre lo que realmente es lo bueno y lo malo, los valores que cada uno le atribuye a sus conductas. Por momentos es una ...more
Peter Brooks
de Sade's unfortunate reputation goes before him. Certainly none of his books are ones that you'd recommend to a maiden aunt. Part of their reputation is well earned.

However, it is, I think, a pity to dismiss him simply as a pornographer. His books are an unusual read, but are stimulating. His fierce anti-clericism is refreshing, if, as with most of what he says, rather on the extreme level.

What I find most informative, though, are his discussions of morality, ethics and government. de Sade was
Christian Gray (ve türevleri)'ni çok mu seviyor sunuz? Yakışıklı ve zengin bir sadomazoşist tarafından kırbaçlanma fanteziniz mi var? Bir de bunu okuyun derim!

BDSM'yi ilk defa literatüre sokan, "Sadist" kelimesi isminden türetilmiş olan Marquis de Sade'nin iki başyapıtından biri.

Kitap Justine isimli "Ahlak" ve "Erdem" yolundan ayrılmamaya kararlı kızımızın başına gelen olayları anlatıyor. Justine kızımız birbirinden zengin ve üst sınıftan insanların elinde oradan oraya sürükleniyor. Her gittiğ
Dan Porter
This is primarily a book of philosophy...which is not to say that it isn't also filled with fairly graphic (in an 18th century kind of way) scenes of every kind of sex act imanginable. The philosophy is that of the merits of vice vs. virtue. The protagonist (a virtuous woman) falls prey to a series of libertines who use and abuse her in whatever ways they deem pleasurable to themselves. Some of these tribulations are inflicted as the result of chance events while others result from Justine/There ...more
I'm not sure what I was expecting from this book. Knowing de Sade's reputation I assumed Justine would be controversial and an interesting insight to the late 18th century life. Yes, I can see how and why it was controversial and yes, it was a sort of an insight to a late 18th century deviant's mind, but interesting? Not so much.

I think I expected more substance and depth to the story from Justine as a reading experience. It took me months to read it, mostly because I couldn't understand any of
j to the muthafuckin R
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Le roman etonnant d'une modernite inimaginable. UNe richesse de points vue. Une societe en train de se defaire dont l'ecrivain denonce l'hypocrisie et la salete.Justine ou les malheurs d'une vertue persecutee. Justine et Julie, deux soeurs, l'une portee vers le bien l'autre qui prend la voie que la societe lui a donne comme exemple, voie de la vie facile, plaisir facile. Un livre etonnant de la sincerite, un livre qui denonce toute forme d'humanisme comme inexistant. Ce qui reste se fonde sur le ...more
Andrei Tamaş
Multi spun ca Sade e scarbos (iar eu impartasesc, intr-un stil tolerant insa, aceasta parere). Daca analizam insa viata sa zbuciumata, observam ca psihologia operelor sale se pliaza perfect pe biografia sa. Sigur, "Justine" este o opera mai temperata fata de -spre exemplu- "Cele 120 de zile ale Sodomei", dar asta nu-l scoate pe Sade din tiparele in care a fost incadrat. Multi fac chiar filosofie pe opera sa...
Noora Alotaibi
رواية رائعة جداً ويكفيني أنها تأليف الماركيز لأقرأها، فلسفاتها رائعة وتحثك على قراءة تاريخ الثورة الفرنسية. الصراع بين الفضيلة والرذيلة صعب كما صوّره لنا الماركيز، من أجمل ماشدني هي الشخصيات السادية والمستضعفة ، كان التصوير بحد ذاته يفتح لك أبواب علم النفس للتفقه به.. رائعة بحق جوستين
Diana Marques
Set in the 18th Century, this book was very controversial for its time and now I understand why.
But, nowadays, I think that it is difficult to shock anyone due to the information we can get.
So, my opinion of this book is that it is not a great story, but rather a philosophical quest to find what is good and evil and, what kind of gains can be obtained by choosing one of them. While Justine is good in her heart she is treated under all the evils in the world, she suffers alot but she remains true
Miss GP
I thought I should read some de Sade just to say I had, and I think Justine was a fine place to get a feel for this author's style and subject matter.

I'd wondered if, by today's standards, de Sade's sadistic sex scenes would seem tame, and was suprised to find that wasn't the case. While the language clearly dated the narrative, the sexual situations could have been dreamed up by a porn author writing today.

And interspersed with the sex scenes was a discussion about life, God, marriage, women,
DNF @ 80% - I got tired of reading the same story over and over again, retold 10 times in this novel with different circumstances. Plus the same stereotype characters accompanied by boudoir philosophy. Really it is far away from what I consider a literary work.
Yazan Azzam
في بداية الرواية كنت اقول لنفسي ان هذا الرجل عبقري ..
لكن الفرق بين العبقرية و الجنون شعرة .. و على ما أظن هذا الرجل تجاوز تلك الشعرة
Dara Salley
This is the first book I’ve read by the Marquis de Sade, but of course I’m aware of his reputation. His books have been perennially banned. Even today, “Justine” should be available on the public domain site, but it’s censored from that site. I can understand why. “Justine” is a very unpleasant book. It was shocking to readers in the 1700’s and even in the 21st century world of prime-time zombie dismemberment and Nicky Minaj, it’s still pretty shocking. This book is the wor ...more
Vanessa Wu
This book offers an excellent lesson in how to escape censorship but is otherwise rather dull.

For those of you who don't know, Paypal is currently trying to clean up the internet by refusing to do business with any site that offers for sale works of a lewd and depraved nature (as defined by Paypal.) Justine is one of the dirtiest, most depraved, most wicked books you will ever come across but has nevertheless managed to elude Paypal's obsessive team of censors by adopting the following ingenious
Once again, I'm just guessing at the publication date based on the style of the bk's 'tasteful' 'artistic' (ie: camouflaged) cover. For de Sade, this is borderline PG. IE: In contrast to his more full-blown SADISTIC work - some of wch I've never been able to bring myself to read.

De Sade's last paragraph begins:

Reader, this is a stark and tragic tale; but we hope that you have shed tears over the misfortunes of virtue [..]

De Sade dropped such pretenses later on.

At the end of this edition ther
This is, so far, my favourite book by the famous Marquis de Sade. He was quite a mad man! While some people may find this book disgusting and offensive, I love the story. Sade tries to teach the reader how to live happily: by doing all the wrong you can, by not caring for others, by doing all kinds of terrible things. I find his philosophy quite fascinating and I won't try to classify it as right or wrong; it's just a way of living and thinking. I think this book offers a really interesting and ...more
Karla Velázquez
The Marquis de Sade has been and is one of the best writers of all time.

Definitely this reading type is not for everyone, it is for those who enjoy an open mind and also tend to agree with the ideas he manages.

Had previously read the first part of 120 Days of Sodom and Justine is the first complete book I read of Marques.

I loved the idea developed in the end I think it is great. Suffered by the poor Justina and although I disagree completely with the idea of "chastity in a world where the deprav
Jessica Wirth
While waiting for "50 Shades of Gray" to come in at the library, I went on a little Sade kick! This just goes to show that by no means is society *more* perverse now. We've always been warped, now we simply have the means and lack of grace to kiss and tell to the masses. Great book! I actually like that it was completely descriptive. There's something to be said for letting one's imagination fill in the blanks! I would recommend these to anyone that likes erotica, Sade is the Father of the genre ...more
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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 ...more
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