The 120 Days of Sodom or The School of Libertinage

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Publisher's Synopsis


A new translation of Sade's most notorious, shocking and influential novel.

This disturbing but hugely important text has influenced countless individuals throughout history: Flaubert and Baudelaire both read Sade; the surrealists were obsessed with him; film-makers like Pasolini saw parallels with twentieth-century history in his writings; and feminists such as Andrea Dworkin and Angela Carter clashed over him. This new translation brings Sade's provocative novel into Penguin Classics for the first time, and will reignite the debate around this most controversial of writers.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141394343
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 843.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xlvi, 417
Weight: 322g
Height: 195mm
Width: 124mm
Spine width: 22mm