The Life and Ideas of the Marquis De Sade

by Geoffrey Gorer

originally published in 1934,
this is an enlarged and revised edition printed in 1953 by Peter Owen (London)

This study discusses the importance of Sade as a pessimistic revolutionary at odds with other thinkers of his time. The author achieves this through an enlightening analysis of the Marquis' life, literary work, philosophy, religious beliefs, and political ideas.

(information by M. Orlando)

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