Histoire de Juliette
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A historical literary relic in six leather-bound volumes from a special, undeclared print run of Histoire de Juliette ou Les Prospérites du Vice, one of the Marquis de Sade's most acclaimed novels. (Re)discover, in the words of the controversial Marquis, the disturbing story that pits the misadventures of the virtuous Justine against the happiness of her nymphomaniac and amoral sister Juliette. This is a paradigmatic example of the author's unique writing style. The violent pornographic descriptions characteristic of the Marquis de Sade conceals profound philosophical treatises, making Histoire de Juliette one of the leading examples of the debate about human nature and desire. This undoubtedly constitutes one of the most ambitious novels of the provocative Marquis de Sade. Considered so controversial at the time, Juliette would be one of the books that earned Sade imprisonment without trial on the order of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in 1801. Today, literary criticism grants it a prominent place in world literature and in the Enlightenment philosophical current of the 18th century.