By Marquis de Sade

Translated by Andrew Brown

ISBN: 9781847498946

101 pages

RRP: £4.79

When the immoral libertine Monsieur de Franval marries and fathers a daughter, he decides to inculcate in her a sense of absolute freedom, an unconventional education that involves the two becoming secret lovers. But Franval’s virtuous, God-fearing wife becomes suspicious and confronts him, setting off a tragic chain of events.

Part of Sade’s The Crimes of Love cycle, this shocking tale – which was among the writings banned for publication until the twentieth century – tests the limits of morality and portrays the disastrous consequences of freedom and pleasure.

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Marquis de Sade

The Marquis de Sade (1740–1814) was a French aristocrat famous for his libertine lifestyle. He spent many years in various prisons and insane asylums. Sade’s works are notorious for their combination of philosophical discourse and pornography.