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Accessible, accurate and entertaining read.,
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This review is from: The Complete Marquis de Sade, Vol. 1 (Paperback)
Marquis De Sade is one of the most underappreciated thinkers ever; ahead of his time in philosophy, psychology and sociology there are only a handful of people who surpass his achievements. Aesthetically and intellectually stimulating his collected works are undeniably superb and a necessary read for anyone interested in an uncensored reflection of the human condition; few writers have as much honesty and integrity.
The editor's note, introduction and foreword offer an excellent preamble and the works themselves are well presented. This is neither a word-for-word translation nor a summarising of the original texts, but a clarified abridged version that offers the reader an accessible, accurate and entertaining read. Most importantly, as Dr. Paul J. Gillette stresses, this work is not de-sexed as many previous translations have been. The book is decently printed, with the text reasonably large.
I would urge anyone interested in Marquis De Sade to buy this.