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Marquis de Sade

Jul 14, Belle rated it did not like it Shelves: It remains a highly controversial book, having been banned by some governments due to its explicit nature and themes of sexual violence and extreme cruelty, but remains of significant interest to students and historians. Aug 07, Ashlee rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Open Preview See a Problem?

The political implications of this idea we sae nowadays, and it is not accidental the cult for him by most of the defenders of the most extreme capitalism, one of them is one of the translators in the version I read. The Encyclopedia of Unusual Sex Practices. And yet, upon reading this book, it cannot be forgotten.

This book taught me that I am still capable of being offended. He gained notoriety for putting these fantasies into practice with both consenting and non-consenting people. Bearing in mind the name of the author, one thing that it seems necessary to include is the role of sadism within the book.


And the underlings are punished for their transgressions — real or imagined.

The shadow of the pot-bellied man looms ever larger. Swde 05, David Acevedo rated it it was amazing. It is not known why Saint-Maximin chose to bring the manuscript to safety, nor indeed is anything else about him known. For much of the 20th century, even those who published the novel did their best to keep it away from the prying eyes of the authorities.

The Days of Sodom by Marquis de Sade

Previously reviewed in French, see other edition Retrieved 2 June The libertines are disgusting This is a novel from which you could almost remove the content and leave only the carefully planned blueprint, and it would impress in its perfection.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. They’re educated and cold-blooded intellectuals. This review will have to serve as a kind of introduction, lez it has any use at all.

What should I say? Sade wrote that he “wept tears of blood” over the manuscript’s loss.

Many readers may find The Days of Sodom difficult or impossible to read not only because what is described is often so reprehensible — though they might be prepared for that — but because much is simply disgusting: Though I had to laugh at the idea of shoving a host up a swans ass and then having sex with it because it was so outrageously ridiculous. Retrieved from ” https: View all 19 comments. Rod, whose boarding school for young women becomes a torture chamber equipped with its own “flogging-room”.


These early editions were published — pseudonymously or anonymously in some cases — in very small numbers for private and wealthy subscribers, and thus remained inaccessible to the general public. Point is, I have no issue with things people might think are a little unorthodox. I think there is a misconception about pornography that people only go to it with, and looking for, pre-established ideas about what turns them on.

Everything about it was interesting: There is some of that, no doubt, but I also think that, for better or worse, it also suggests, it teaches, it moulds.

After that, then we have groupings of family members, Harem of young girls, Harem of young boys, and Eight fuckers all well-hung men. Also, the four main libertines are a duke royaltya bishop religiona judge the law and a financier economy. May 06, Neil rated it liked it.