THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE



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THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Alexandre MANGIN
1. Les crimes de l'amour
2. Les infortunres de la vertu
3. Dialogue entre unpretre et un moribon
COMMENT:SADE est le meilleur romancier de son si鐵le. C'est, de plus, ce lui qui est all� jusqu'� l'absolu du mal. Et ce, est-il besoin de le rappeler, avec un style d饕ordant d'intelligence, qui vous ravit (aux deux sens du terme), vous emporte malgr� vous et vous terrifie. Derri鑽e une r馭lexion sur l'homme, se cache une r馭lexion sur Dieu : � trop vouloir le fl騁rir, il nous montre qu'il ny est pas si indiff駻ent qu'il le pr騁end.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Kataya
1. Justine
2. the dialogue between a Preist and a dying man
3. Crimes of love
4. Philosophy in the Bedroom
5. Eugenie De Franval
COMMENT:I would have to say these are all the books that I have read of Marquis deSade, but I had to list all of them as my favorites. I want to read all of his work. He allows me to delve into a part of the human consiousness that we would never want to admit to finding joy in. I love the way he can make our eyes open the way he teaches you that their are so many more ways at looking at something espcially the things that you've been told your whole lives were morally wrong, incest, revenge, the pleasure you can feel from inflicting pain.. It is all soo taboo and exciting. It seems rare to me in America to find a different out look on life steping out of the television for two seconds to question the good cop, bad robber theory for once.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Florence
1. The New Justine
2. Juliette
3. 120 Days Of Sodom
4. The Days At Florbelle
5. Marquis De Gange
6. Eugenie De Franval
7. Justine
8. Philosophy of the Bedroom
9. Dialogue....
COMMENT:The New Justine and Juliette are a complete education. What people often miss is the fantastic sense of black humour present in his works. I especially recommend reading in the original French for the full flavour.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by SICKOPATH
1. Juliette
2. The 120 Days of Sodom
3. Philosophy in the Bedroom
4. Justine
5. Eugenie de Franvel
6. Dialogue between a Priest and a Dying Man
COMMENT:If the completed manuscript of 120 Days was not destroyed, then that would have probably been my favorite, but the sheer girth of Juliette makes it number 1 in my opinion. Even if full blown libertinage isn't your cup of tea, one cannot deny the utter truth behind Sade's philosophies. I've never read anything more in tune with my personal set of beliefs. It's amazing to me that such sound logic came out of the 18th century. Jefferson, Madison, and Franklin have nothing on Sade...


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Paul Schifanelli
1. Justine
2. Philosopy in the Bedroom
3. The120 days of Sodom
4. Oxtiern
5. ETC.
COMMENT:Donatien writes and creates in the most provacative posture I have ever experienced. Although a bit repedative, still most effective. Incidentally; we have the same birthday, just over two centuries apart. To read Sade is most entertaining and enlightening. He exposes who and what we "really are" in all due candor.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Priapo
1. Justine or the misfortunes of the virtue
COMMENT:Reading this book was a shocking experience that liberated my mind and leaded me to new intelectual, sthetic and sexual conceptions. A votre sant�, divine Marquis!


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by anthony passaretti
1. julliette [by far]
2. justine
3. 120 days of sodom
4. philosophy in a bedroom
5. crimes of love
COMMENT:hi. it would be wonderful if you could provide excerpts from de sade's various works. illustrated excerpts [with "stream videos" ?] would be even better. will you please respond, and indicate whether you can provide this? my e=mail address is xtonyx@webtv.net .


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Patrick Garner
1. Philosophy in the Bedroom
2. Dialouge Between a Priest and a Dying Man
3. Juliette
COMMENT:1. An easy read, and perhaps the most enjoyable. It is also the least repetative of his leangthier works. 2. I read this one once a week. It should be mandatory school curriculum now more than ever, as religous buffoons strive to put prayer and the ten commandments in our classrooms. 3. Juliette is my dream date. If I had to die early I would want to die as one of her victims. She proves women can and should be sexually aggressive, and not just submissive.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Michal
1. The 120 days days of Sodom
2. Philosophy in the bedroom
3. Juliette, or the prosperities of the Vice
COMMENT:I don't know why but i do really like this story. It, s so werid that i couldn't take my eyes off it. It made me feel sick but I found it very interesting, sometims disdusting, but surely worth reading.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Evil Vomit
1. 120 Days of Sodom
2. Philosophy in the Bedroom
3. Juliette
COMMENT:In "Sodom", de Sade taps into the deepest chasm of the male psyche and dredges up every damned bit of fantasy (light and dark) that every male wishes to fulfill. Truly a revelation.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Vidar
1. Justine, version nr I
2. Aline and Valcour
COMMENT:I havnエt read so much of this master of writing, but i will read everything i can get in Swedish, as time goes on.. I hope I will get Justine ( The Second version, soon!!!)
Bye for now...


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by J駻e
1. Dialogue between a priest and a dying man
2. The Misfortunes of virtue
3. Philosophy in the boudoir
4. Contes licencieux
5. Crimes of love
COMMENT:I started getting acquainted with Sade's universe by reading "The Misfortunes of Virtue", the first, tamer version of "Justine". By the time I went through "Philosophy...", I was hooked! For the first time, I, as a reader, felt genuinely shocked, provoked, attacked, shaken to the core ,in brief BULLIED into questioning my beliefs by a writer. For starters, I would recommend "Dialogue..." first, then move on to heavier stuff like "Justine... " or "Philosophy...".


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by scumm�</TH>
1. Dialogue Between a Priest and a Dying Man
2. Aline et Valcour
COMMENT:the marquis de sade is by far the most brilliant philosopher ever to live, but he has a way of going on for ten pages of detail, only to end up where he started. in short: brilliant philosopher, not the best writer.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Redskin
1. Juliette
2. 120 Days of Sodom
3. Philosophy in the Bedroom
4. Justine
COMMENT:Sade is without doubt one of the best writers of the Enlightenment. These three are some of my favorite books. I love that Sade neatly inverts the logic of such novels as "Clarissa" and "Pamela," to expose a world where vice lurks in every heart, and every human interaction is a mask for brutal lust and self-interest. Reading these books changed my view of reality. I can understand why they have been banned for centuries, but I can also understand why they are readily available now. In our own time of blatant lust, selfishness, consumerism, commodification of all aspects of existence, etc., etc., it has become clear that Sade foresaw the world we live in now.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Oscar
1. Juliette
2. Philosophy in the bedroom
3. 120 days of Sodom
4. Ernestine
5. Justine
6. Eugeine de Franval
COMMENT:By stripping the flesh of all western humanism in one stroke one can easily imagine what a frightening impact his works must have had on the past. It is only too true that Sade is the man for creating the ultimate surrealist and fascist society, deeply steeped in egoism and brutal Nature veneration. Enjoy them, they are the cornerstone of the wicked... and the funny, and the healthy, and the pleasurable... And in sin...

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THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Luigi
1. Juliette
2. Philosophy of the Boudoir
COMMENT:Its everything that a man can do.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Nikko
1. Juliette
2. 101 days
3. Justine
COMMENT:
The exquisite classic exploration of the joys of sexual power (and the power of sex),`Juliette` contains moments of magnificence. Just as we think that there can be no more brilliant ways to use the victims, he grabs us with something even more fiendish and delicious. Each act develops our sensuality, and prepares us eagerly for more, as we fall deeply in love with Juliette herself.

As ever, the acts are interspersed with lengthy philosophising. Fortunately today we feel no need for excuses, and simply indulge- but some of his logic is entertaining, as he overturns convention, and justifies the actions of his heroes and heroines superbly.

It's hard to imagine the impact of his writing on his contemporaries. Now we can enjoy films in which tortures are heaped on attractive victims for sexual fulfilment. Then, his imagination must have stoked the fires of many an aristocrat, with the benefit of an entourage of available servant girls!

The greatest achievement of `Juliette` over his other novels is the humour- the degree to which we can laugh at the victims and their plight.

With so many fabulous images to recall, it's perhaps quesionable to select one- but I will. The image of a girl skinned alive and beaten in the process conjures up all the wild joy of sexual domination and force which De Sade so superbly conveys.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by FAUST
1. Les 120 journ馥s de Sodome
2. La philosophie dans le boudoir
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THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Bob Thompson
1. Eugenie de Franval
2. The Philosophie of the Bedroom
3. Dialogue between a Priest and a Dying man
COMMENT:Eugenie de Franval was the second of his books I read after the Philosophy of the Bedroom. Overall I find it to be a superior read because of it's intelligence. The dialogue is crafty and thoughtful. His characters are so well shaped and written that you can barely put the book down. His writing flows beautifully of the pages, he has a delightful vocabulary that doesn't make you run to the dictionary but still makes you realize how smart he is.
The Philosophy is a masterpiece of darkness. The idea of polluting a virgin then using her to destroy her Mother is simply sick. Yet strangely appealing. The one drawback is the book's familiar pattern. It constantly goes back and fourth between philosophy and sex. It never changes. Still excellent.
The Dialogue is brief to the point and should be mandatory reading at every school. His characters and dialogue are so clever and drawn out that it makes you realize truly how good a writer he is. People could dismiss him as smut but the fact of the matter is that he is one of the best writers ever. If not the best. These books are easily up there with Hamlet, Jekyll and Hyde and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as my favorite's.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by stella polaris
1. The 120 Days of Sodom
2. Justine, Version number 3
COMMENT:
"La Tarantule du Chaos
Guette la Raison qu'elle amorce" (Rollinat)

Show me the Decadent who doesn't love de Sade or de Rais.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by misspink
1. Philosophy in the boudoir
2. Justine
COMMENT:These books had liberated me from my beliefs of Christianity, and society's ideas of morals and virtue.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Sisto garesi
1: Aline and Valcour, or the philosophic novel
2: Juliette, or the prosperities of the vice
3: The 120 days of Sodom
4: The new Justine, or the misfortunes of the virtue
5: Florville and Courval
COMMENT:Aline and Valcour is divine! I have read it twice: in it the genius of Sade paints with equal strength either vice that virtue. Juliette is a real masterpiece: characters as Clairwil and Noirceuil will be with me for the whole life. The 120 days is absolutely infernal! (I reccommend the vision of Pasolini's "Sal� o le 120 giornate di Sodoma" to everybody). Justine is the first Sade's book I have read: certainly I'll reraed it within the end of the year. Florville and Courval is a small jewel: a fascinating history which conducts to a breathtaking epilogue.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Empress Kali
Philosophy in the Bedroom
COMMENT:By far Sade's greatest work. It depicts his philosophies in such a "colorful" way and it is such a quick read that it is a definite must have piece of literature.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Scott Gresser
120 days
Philosophy in the bedroom
Justine
COMMENT:120 days are ecstatiuc to me!!! and i swoon when i read about debauching a young girl, but i must say that Justine gives a fair and accurate account of reality where Sam Richardson's "Pamele" fell woefully short!


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Scott
1. Juliette, ou les Prosperites du vice
COMMENT:Wonderful! Absolutely horrid in a lacivious and dark way. Also very long which is an absolute plus with me. Juliette is Sade's pinnacle of philosophy combined with readability.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Laird Ruthven
1. Juliette, ou les Prosperites du vice
COMMENT:Simply a wonderful novel, which illustrates the ultimate apex of individualism. The beautifully cold self-centered nature of heroine shows us, in essence, the supreme individual, one who submits but only in the interests of furthering her own agenda; unburdened with asinine myths of morality or righteousness and, most importantly, one with no higher aspiration than self gratification in the present. Was not the horror of Laurette the ultimate expression of glorious exploitation of the weak by the strong? By far my favorite de Sade novel to date.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Gary
1. Philosophy In The Bedroom
2. Dialogue between a Priest and a Dying Man
COMMENT:Each of these works, the first, a delightful satire; the second, a logically biting examination of religion, is utterly saturated with some of the most lucid philosophical observations of the hypocrisy our modern world contains. Both are, quite simply, masterpieces of admirable thinking.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Johnny Lopes
1. A Dialoge between a priest and a dying man
COMMENT:Hits home as it makes even the strongest of unbreakable and blind faith ask questions


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Patrick
1. Justine or Good Conduct Well Chastised
COMMENT:A great novel that submits a virtous girl to any vice that can offend her morally and sexually. Read over and over to get the bigger picture.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Bart
1. La philosofie dans le boudoir
2. Ernestine
3. Les 120 jours de Sodom
COMMENT:1 It's great. Im thinking about making a theatre version of it, or something in the new media.
2 Very subtle for a change, and interesting because he worked it into the play "Oxtiern", which is crap.
3 I read the word gruesome. That may be, but dont forget it is also humourous. The quantities of food that are consumed are only to be found in Rabelais.
For those who cant get hands on Sade's books, all of his works are edited by Pauvert, and most of them at Gallimard, collection folio.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by LeMomo
1. Juliette
COMMENT:This, in my opinion, is Sade's grand opus, and Juliette his most amazing character. There is a coldness and brutality of thinking in the character of Juliette that speaks directly to the self-centered late-capitalist late-20th-century hyper-materialist. If Juliette were alive today, with a little shift in focus she'd be CEO of General Electric.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Oskar
1. Lusts of the libertines
COMMENT:Cruelties and pleasure is what you'll find in this book. A catalouge of perversions and atrocities that make my excitement stir. Nothing to compare this with. Although Justine seem to have much more of a tale behind, this one rules. Absolutely not for the faint at heart.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Zarathustra
1. Philosophy in the Bedroom
COMMENT:A bold, Dionysian laugh in the face of all the hypocritical and foolish notions in Western civilization. This work balances philosophic intrique with sensual ecstacy and forebodes the much later innovations of Nietzsche and Freud..


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by APACHRYPHA
1. Philosophy of the Boudoir
COMMENT:His treatises on "libertinism" and his thorough currution /education of the character Eugenie embodies liberation through dapravity.....I loved it.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Leeza621
1. Philosophy in the Bedroom
COMMENT:I can not find this book. I am interested in reading some of the Marquis De Sade's writings and was told this is a good book to start with, but can not find it. Any suggestions of where I could find one please let me know.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by frippertuskapart
1. The 120 Days of Sodom
COMMENT:I like to think of this as the Marquis telling the world to kiss his ass. It's a book that seems to be written solely to offend anyone who picks it up. As I read it, I found myself laughing at how disgusting the Marquis made it. While I'm a little upset that it degenerated into a laundry list of atrocities, it's still readable all the way through.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Busk
1. 120 Days of Sodom
COMMENT:Definately


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Nick
It must be the ten volumes of Justine et Juliette.
COMMENT:One of the greatest works since the Bible. (For further reading, even if not DAF de Sade, I recommend von Krafft-Ebbing and George Bataille)


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Clara... from the Torture Garden
1. 120 Days of Sodom
COMMENT:Whilst the last section was slightly too gruesome, the build up to the executions was fantastic. The deaths were not as explicit as they should have been, the punishments received on the seventh day were never fully revealed as Sade promised and the ending was very brief...uh here's a list of everyone who died is how he ended it. Still overall the book shocked me, which is why I liked it, challenged my preconceptions and was an interesting read. xxxDarlings, Clara


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by FRANCISCO
1. THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM
COMMENT:IT IS A VERY DESTRUCTIVE WORK. HARD TO READ WITHOUT HAVING DIFFICULTIES. BUT IT REACHS THE MAIN IDEA: TO CATCH THE READER.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by pheind
1. Justine
2. The Philosophy of the Marquis De Sade by Timo Airaknsinen
COMMENT:1. Very readable, very clear in its purpose and argument even the weak at heart can survive it.
2. Ok, not by de Sade, but a great sumation and explanation of the ideas of Sade, an exelant work.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by Gille
1, Juliette, or the Prosperities of the Vice
COMMENT:The absolute masterpiece created by an exceptional mind.


THE BEST OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE by casbrog
1, Juliette, or the Prosperities of the Vice
COMMENT: I have read that this novel is "a violently dehumanized caricature of Faust."-Roger Shattuck's Forbidden Knowledge.
I'm trying to get copy on the work


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