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'.
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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...
probably . book was mentioned by shaman in an interview .. but is just too violent and abusive to finish
disgust at the abuse
would like to return it
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