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    DescriptionWere it not for the Marquis de Sade's explicit use of language and complete disregard for the artificially constructed taboos of a religious morality he despised, the novelty and profundity of his thought, and above all, its fundamental modernity, would have long since secured him a place alongside the greatest authors and thinkers of the European Enlightenment. This Very Short Introduction aims to disentangle the 'real' Marquis de Sade from his mythical and demonic reputation of the past two hundred years. Phillips examines Sade's life and work: his libertine novels, his championing of atheism, and his uniqueness in bringing the body and sex back into philosophy. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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    The Marquis De Sade: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Phillips
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 108 mm
    Height: 168 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9780192804693
    ISBN 10: 0192804693

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Oxford University Press
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    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    13 October 2005
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    Author Information
    John Phillips is Professor of French Literature and Culture at London Metropolitan University. He is the author of a number of books on French literature, including Forbidden Fictions: Pornography and Censorship in Twentieth-Century French Literature and Sade: The Libertine Novels. He is currently co-editing The Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature for Routledge.
    Review quote
    A brisk and lively introductory book. John Phillips, Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    1. Beyond the Myth: The real Marquis de Sade ; 2. Man of Letters ; 3. Martyr of Atheism ; 4. Sade and the French Revolution ; 5. Theatres of the Body ; 6. Apostle of Freedom ; References ; Further Reading