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The Bedroom Philosophers Summary
Marquis de Sade

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The Bedroom Philosophers Summary

Plot Summary

The Bedroom Philosophers by Marquis de Sade is a simple narrative told over the course of seven dialogues. It tells the story of a group or libertines living in the wake of the French Revolution. Over the course of a day, they completely corrupt a young girl and abuse her prudish mother.

The narrative of the book begins in the anteroom of Madame de Saint-Ange, a proudly lascivious woman. She sits with her brother and lover Chevalier de Mirvel. He has invited notorious libertine and sodomite Dolmance over for the day. Madame is excited by this prospect since her seventeen-year-old ward Eugenie is coming over. Eugenie's libertine father wants her trained in sexual perversion for his own incestuous purposes.

Over the next several dialogues, Madame de Saint-Ange and Dolmance instruct the young Eugenie in the tenets of libertinage. These include such simple points as anal sex being invariably...

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