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Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom and Other Writings

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  • Posted March 12, 2011

    The Marquise of Sadism

    Alot of people feel that this is disgusting, fascinating, and chock full of debatable philosophy. I think if everyone was like De Sades characters, the world would be an awful place to exist in. I like the idea of personal freedoms in society and choosing to live whatever lifestyle you want. The world needs balance between both, and not let our vices always win over our virtues. I did not finish the story of Justine because I found it to be a little stretched. Every single person she came across did her more harm then the last... so the arguement of vice vs virtue was a little tipped. This book is sexually explict too..so readers- fair warning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2000

    Who ponders philosophy while being raped?

    That's what I would like to know. I have read Justine many times and I do consider it a classic, buy it, read it but realize that most of the book is written for DeSade's own pleasure. His writing in Justine is mediocre at best, the reader becomes slightly irritated with the main character, Justine(Miss Virtue 1791) as we follow her through one sexual peril after another. Her character is unreal. I know that if I was being raped and/or tortured I would not have asked them why they prefer 'vice over virtue',and then proceed to argue the point. As I said before, read this book, read his work because DeSade was an important figure in history not a brilliant author. Take it for what it is, a classic piece of writing.

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    Posted November 30, 2010

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