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Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom and Other Writings

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2008

    A reviewer

    Sade is an instrumental writer in the history of sexuality, and for this alone he is worth reading. On top of this, he has a razor wit and his satire drips from these pages, especially the titular 'Justine'. He brings his entire society (and possibly ours) into question and shows us its dark underbelly. Definitely recommended, if you are not light of heart or stomach.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2006

    An Erotic FairyTale...

    The tale of a virtous girl girl in an unvirtous world...It truly is an erotic fairytale with no (happily ever after...)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2003

    Graphic but made me think

    I'd heard of this book from a friend, and read it recently. While the sexual situations are at time downright revolting, I liked the fact that at least there was dialog that helped me understand the mindset behind the extreme bondage and discipline found here. The 'sadistic' tendency obviously has more components than psychologists prefer to admit. A very enlightening book in this way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2000

    Sometimes erotic, sometimes not

    This book is a multi-facted one. On one hand you have almost too many lengthy, graphic descriptions of just about every sexual and/or sadistic act that is possible. On the other hand you have a somewhat searching discussion of what justifys these acts. I'm must not sure that I buy the justifications. I admit that I enjoy reading DeSade's writings but I sure wouldn't want him for a next door neighbor.

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