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Philosophy in the Boudoir: Or, The Immortal…

Philosophy in the Boudoir: Or, The Immortal Mentors (1795)

by Marquis de Sade

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This is the worse book ever. I had no idea what it was about, and imagine my surprise and horror! What the hell was Sade's problem? An Oedipus complex or what?! This book sucks so much I want to puke! Get a grip! it's the story of how three grown-ups rape an innocent girl in every possible way yuck!!! ( )
  pathogenik | Mar 2, 2014 |
Worst book ever. Seriously, do not read this. It simply has no redeeming value in it at all. It suceeds at being the most offensive piece of crap ever written, ( )
  MsNikki | Feb 23, 2012 |
As a writer, I thoroughly enjoy the works of the Marquis de Sade, but as a philosopher, I have my reservations (and well-founded they are too!). This book was crude in a way that offends the sensibilities, disgusting in a way that destroys all things pure and good about carnal pleasure, and yet it still manages to be a book ahead of its time. There are questions as to whether the opinions held in this book are Sade's own, and as it was written as a satire, I found it within myself to be able to read the entire book, even when everything I believed in was ridiculed, even when I was embarassed to read any further, even when I thought a more deranged and inhuman piece of literature had never been written. There are valuable ideas in here, I will say that. But there are also ideas that I could see, if they were ever to be put into practice, leading into complete anarchy and murder and completely unrestrained cruelty. Nevertheless, I respect the Marquis de Sade for his ability to shock and his libertinage, though I don't agree with most of it. And it was entertaining to see people's faces when they saw the illustrations on the cover and back of the book. However, I don't know if I'd recommend it, simply because I don't know what kind of light that would cast on me if I were to do so. It is philosophy "out of the box," to say the least... ( )
2 vote stixnstones004 | Jan 24, 2009 |
Néha már mókás, hogy mekkora képtelenséget ir, és az is, hogy az ilyenektől lett az, aki. ( )
  krlany | Jan 21, 2009 |
I found this book to be a bit much. Portnoy's Complaint dealt with sexuality much more effectively than Philosophy In the Boudoir and I do realize that there is more to this book than plain sexuality and the plight of the libertine was very much engaged in freedom of sex I just found it to be too much. ( )
  danielniccum | Apr 11, 2008 |
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This most joyous of de Sade's works follows three aristocrats as they indoctrinate Eugénie de Mistival in "the principles of the most outrageous libertinism."

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