Saturday, August 7, 2010
THE GHOSTS OF SODOM: The Lost Journals of Marquis de Sade
THE GHOSTS OF SODOM: Lost Charenton Journals of Marquis de Sade
By Marquis de Sade
The Marquis de Sade's Charenton diaries were first published in France in 1970 upon their discovery in the family archives. They consist of two notebooks - one covers the period of June 1807 to August 1808 - the other July 18th to November 30th 1814 - ending just two days before his death on December 2nd 1814.
This book contains the everyday life of the old man, now 67 years of age - in the confines of Charenton Hospital Prison where he is under almost constant surveillance - also included are several letters from this period and the working notes to his terminal novel "The Days at Florbelle" - a huge work deemed so extreme that the only manuscript was burned by police at the request of de Sade's own son.
There were four notebooks altogether but only these have been found, the first and fourth - the second and third are still missing.
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