The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings Setting & Symbolism

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Paris

This is the largest and capital city of France and the home of the four friends in "The 120 Days of Sodom." Several of Sade's tales take place partly in Paris. The narratives in "The 120 Days of Sodom" also take place in Paris.

The Bastille

This is the castle in Paris used partly as a prison. It is while imprisoned in the Bastille that Sade composes "The 120 Days of Sodom."

Nancy

This is the French town where Florville goes to live with Madame de Verquin and falls into an affair.

Courval's Estate

This is the setting for much of "Florville and Courval," and where the couple go to live after their marriage. It is where Courval's son finds them, revealing Florville's horrible fate, and where she commits suicide.

Durcet's Chateau

This is the specially prepared, isolated mansion on a mountain in Switzerland where "The 120 Days of Sodom" takes...

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