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Justine or The Misfortunes of Virtue

By Marquis de Sade


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The Risus Press, 1935. First thus. The novel tells the story of the beautiful and devout Justine, whose steadfast faith and naive trust destine her from the outset for sexual exploitation and martyrdom. The unending catalog of disasters that befall her, during which she is subject to any number of perverse practices, illustrate Sade's belief in the primacy of Nature over civilization.

Very good. Gray cloth with red silhouette vignette on the front panel. Illustrated chapter heads. Boards are solid and spine is square aside from sunning and minor scuffs. Binding is slightly yielding but intact, and the pages are deckled, crisp, and unmarked with a faded red top stain.
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