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Vividly-illustrated sex novel written by Marquis de Sade emerges for sale

Vividly-illustrated sex novel written by Marquis de Sade emerges for sale
Tuesday 9
20:30 2018

Illicit graphic novels penned by the Marquis de Sade during his imprisonment are set to go under the hammer having been unearthed hundreds of years after they were ordered to be destroyed. The notorious french aristocrat, who was declared insane in 1803, was known his extreme sexual tendencies and so scandalous and debauched was his behaviour, it gave rise to the words 'sadism' and 'sadist'. The content within the books was so graphic every copy was ordered to be destroyed by the French royal court, the Cour Royale de Paris, in 1815. But six volumes, each illustrated with numerous engraved ...

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Summary: Illicit graphic novels penned by the Marquis de Sade during his imprisonment are set to fetch thousands when they go under the hammer in Staffordshire.

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