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Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and Other Writings Summary
Marquis de Sade

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Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and Other Writings Summary

Plot Summary

This book is a composition of three novels by the same author. The author was a French Marquis who lived from 1740-1820. His reputation has traveled with him through the centuries. He is infamous for his ideas. The succinct way to express the man's present day reputation are the words "Sadism" (the tendency to both inflict pain upon others and to enjoy doing so) and "Masochism" (a cultivated enjoyment of being hurt). Both words derive from the life and writings of the Marquis as he is the first, as far as we are aware, to present them in any context that relates to psychological theory. While these are terms displayed during these novels none of them is defined.

Translators and attendant scholars have worked with the three novels contained within this anthology. During the Publisher's Preface the scholar tells readers that family and friends of the Marquis were...

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