Historiettes, Contes et Fabliaux

REVIEW: by waldrop@library.vanderbilt.edu , 01/19/96
(taken from Amazon.com)

An interesting look at the young Marquis.
Sade is known primarily for his unprintable, unpublishable works, but most of the short stories or fables in this collection are only slightly risque, if they are at all. Primarily adaptations of folk tales from around Provence, or attacks on the administrative figures who hounded him under three regimes, these stories show a different side of Sade: the humorist.