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Justine: Volume 1 | [Marquis De Sade]

Justine: Volume 1

The Marquis De Sade completed the first draft of Justine Volume 1, a powerful and compelling descent into the realms of sexual perversity and sado masochism, during two weeks in 1787 while a prisoner in the Bastille. Sexual degradation, humiliation and erotic pain are eloquently and openly explored in a novel that was to become the most famous and infamous of all de Sade's work.
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The Marquis De Sade completed the first draft of Justine Volume 1, a powerful and compelling descent into the realms of sexual perversity and sado masochism, during two weeks in 1787 while a prisoner in the Bastille.

Sexual degradation, humiliation and erotic pain are eloquently and openly explored in a novel that was to become the most famous and infamous of all de Sade's work.

Despite six reprints the book's candor and sexual explicitness outraged the French establishment so much so that both de Sade and his publisher were arrested and instructed to relinquish any further copies and manuscripts in their possession. Today Justine Volume 1 remains a quintessential chronicle of unspeakable carnal desires.

This production is read by Susan Penhaligon who will be very familiar for her television work amongst which 'Casualty', 'Upstairs Downstairs', and 'Bergerac' take their place alongside her ground breaking role in 'Bouquet of Barbed Wire'.

©2008 Copyright Group Ltd; (P)2008 Allure Audio

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    Livingston Woodburn, OR, United States 09-16-11
    Livingston Woodburn, OR, United States 09-16-11
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    "The philosophies of De Sade shown clearly."

    I can defiantly see De Sade's philosophies alive in this work of fiction. The erotic atrocities depicted in the text would be very unpalatable if it were not for his clever use of language to soften these deeds; capturing the reader with his words making one actually forget that the vicious acts depicted are just that... The reader is sucked into this tale; and not just for the pity of the wretched misfortunes suffered by poor young Justine... 

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    Lindsay san angelo, TX, USA 10-08-09
    Lindsay san angelo, TX, USA 10-08-09
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    "Beautifully Told"

    This was a very interesting story well told!

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    Marcel Tacoma, WA, United States 09-17-12
    Marcel Tacoma, WA, United States 09-17-12
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    "got too violent"
    Would you try another book from Marquis De Sade and/or Susan Penhaligon?

    doubt it


    Has Justine turned you off from other books in this genre?

    probably . book was mentioned by shaman in an interview .. but is just too violent and abusive to finish


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disgust at the abuse


    Any additional comments?

    would like to return it

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    What a waste of time

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