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Marquis de Sade
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The Crimes of Love: 3 Novellas (1993 edition), Bantam Classics - ISBN: 9780553214246


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Marquis de Sade
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Born: June 2, 1740

Died: December 2, 1814 (aged 74)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Novelist, noble, writer, poet, critic, philosopher

Bio: Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade was a French aristocrat, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer famous for his libertine sexuality and lifestyle. His works include novels, short stories, plays, dialogues, and political tracts; in his lifetime some were published under his own name, while others appeared anonymously and Sade denied being their author.

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The absence of romance in my history will, I fear, detract somewhat from its interest; but if it be judged useful by those inquirers who desire an exact interpretation of the future, which in the course of human things must resemble if it does not reflect it, I shall be content. In fine, I have written my work, not as an essay which is to win the applause of the moment, but as a possession for all time.

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