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Marquis de Sade - Life, Literary works, Appraisal and criticism, Works about Sade or his books

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Writer, born in Paris, France. He studied at Paris, served in the army, and was in 1772 condemned to death at Aix for his cruelty and sexual perversions. He escaped, but was later imprisoned at Vincennes (1777) and in the Bastille (1784), where he wrote Les 120 Journées de Sodome (c.1784, The 120 Days of Sodom). After his release (1790), he wrote the licentious novels Justine (1791), La Philosophie dans le boudoir (1795, Philosophy in the Bedroom), and Juliette (1797). He died insane, his name providing the language with the word sadism.

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