Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and Other Writings - Book 3, Philosophy in the Bedroom : Chapter 1, The Beginning Summary & Analysis

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Book 3, Philosophy in the Bedroom : Chapter 1, The Beginning Summary

This part of the book begins with a very brief set of notes, including a short letter to libertines. The novel was published in 1795, and contains a preamble by an attendant scholar. The novel is described briefly as a dialogue that was written more from perspective of Plato's Socratic dialogues than from the contemporary play right's viewpoint. What makes this comical is that all those who find themselves privately and secretly indulging in personal sexual fantasies during the course of their daily lives will find great humor in the fact that the Marquis has written the novel in this fashion where the reader has more the 'God's eye view' of knowing the whole truth of what is going on in any individual's mind at any given time. Due to...

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