Pub Group West, October 1990. Trade Paperback. Used - Very Good. Item #255862
No other writer has so scandalized proper society as the Marquis de Sade, but despite the deliberate destruction of over three-quarters of his work, Sade remains a major figure in the history of ideas. His influence on some of the greatest minds of the last century -- from Baudelaire and Swinburne to Nietzsche, Dostoyevksy, and Kafka -- is indisputable. This volume contains the only authentic and complete American edition of his most famous work, "Justine; Philosophy in the Bedroom, " a major novel that presents the clearest summation of his political philosophy;.