The Ghosts of Sodom : The Secret Journals of the Marquis de Sade
The Marquis de SadeISBN: 1840681012;
Book Description The secret journal which the Marquis de Sade worked hard at maintaining, even when ill and aging at the Charenton asylum in France, has been rediscovered and is now published in English for the first time. The Ghosts of Sodom offers a unique insight into the workings of the mind of this aristocratic sadist and literary revolutionary. Sade was 67 years old when he wrote this journal (one in a series of four, two of which have yet to be rediscovered) during his seven years spent at the "hospital-prison." The journal reveals how his days were slow and grim, full of everyday preoccupations, worries about money, nasty quarrels with the people around him-but were also lit up by a final erotic adventure: the last flames of his senile passion. At the Charenton asylum, Sade's death approached, darkening the colors of his life and tearing apart his feelings. The Ghosts of Sodom also includes a selection of Sade's letters from Charenton, as well as...
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