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Philosophy in the Boudoir: Or, The Immoral Mentors (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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Philosophy of the Boudoir  follows three aristocrats as they indoctrinate the fifteen-year-old Eugénie de Mistival in "the principles of the most outrageous libertinism."  200 years after de Sade's death, readers will continue to find shock and delight in this most joyous of his erotic works, now with a new introduction by Francine du Plessix-Gray.

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Overview

Philosophy of the Boudoir  follows three aristocrats as they indoctrinate the fifteen-year-old Eugénie de Mistival in "the principles of the most outrageous libertinism."  200 years after de Sade's death, readers will continue to find shock and delight in this most joyous of his erotic works, now with a new introduction by Francine du Plessix-Gray.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
These six very different titles are the latest crop of Penguin's redesigned "Classics Deluxe Editions" Each volume features kick-ass covers drawn by some of today's top graphic artists, including Frank Miller, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, Thomas Ott, Chester Brown, and Tomer Hanuka, with introductions by the likes of Jonathan Lethem and Doris Lessing. Note that the de Sade cover features some nudity and the Lawrence graphics include comics using the F-word and depicting sex acts, so proceed with caution (you'll laugh, but some of your patrons may not). Nonetheless, all beauties. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780143039013
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/31/2006
  • Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition Series
  • Edition description: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 490,941
  • Product dimensions: 5.61 (w) x 8.45 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

The Marquis de Sade (1740–1814) wrote the first drafts of several of his pornographic novels while in prison, including Justine and 100 Days of Sodom.

Joachim Neugroschel has won three PEN translation awards and the French-American translation prize. He has also translated Thomas Mann's Death in Venice and Sacher-Masoch's Venus in Furs, both for Penguin Classics. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Francine du Plessix Gray is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and the author of numerous essays and books, including Simone Weil, At Home with the Marquis de Sade: A Life, Rage and Fire, Lovers and Tyrants, and Soviet Women. She lives with her husband, the painter Cleve Gray.

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