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The Bedroom Philosophers Chapter Summary & Analysis - To the Libertines, First Dialogue, Second Dialogue Synopsis Summary

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To the Libertines, First Dialogue, Second Dialogue Synopsis Summary and Analysis

The Bedroom Philosophers is a pornographic work written by the Marquis de Sade in 1795, during the Reign of Terror in revolutionary France. A work intended primarily to titillate, the piece also offers a compelling view into the fiercely individualist mind of the French aristocrat in the midst of social reorganization.

In To the Libertines - an introduction - the author extols his readers to emulate the characters of The Bedroom Philosophers. He tells all experienced women should be like Madame de Saint-Ange, all girls should learn like Eugenie, and all profligate lovers should be as ravenous as Dolmance.

The First Dialogue is between the libertine Madame de Saint-Ange and her incestuous brother Chevalier de Mirvel. They await the arrival of Dolmance, a notorious libertine an sodomite. Dolmance is famous for his...

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