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The Marquis de Sade by Gilbert Lély
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it was amazing
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An apparently meticulously researched biography of the Marquis de Sade. But, then, what do I know? The part I remember the most is that when de Sade was freed during the French Revolution he was supposedly made a judge. The story goes that his mother-in-law, who had had him imprisoned b/c of his sexual proclivities, came before him to be judged as an artistrocrat to potentially be beheaded. He supposedly let her go. That's a hard one to believe but if it's true I find it more than a little interesting.
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January 1, 1977 – Finished Reading
March 10, 2008 – Shelved
March 10, 2008 – Shelved as: biography

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