DU PLESSIX GRAY, FRANCINE.
Title At Home With The Marquis De Sade: A Life.
Book Condition Softcover. Very good condition.
Edition First Printing.
Publisher Penguin Books, New York: 1998.
Seller ID 88633X1
Scant attention has been paid to the women closest to the Marquis de Sade: Renee-Pelagie de Sade, his adoring wife, and his powerful mother-in-law, Madame de Montreuil. Now, in a groundbreaking account of the scandalous life and the violent times of the Marquis de Sade, Francine du Plessix Gray brings to life these women and their complex relation to Sade as they dedicated themselves to protecting him from the law, curbing his excesses, and ultimately confining him. Includes an Index. "Vivid, stylistically fluid, discriminating, and historically informed." -- The New York Times
(Key Words: Marquis de Sade, Biography, Francine Du Plessix, Renee-Pelagie de Sade, Madame de Montreuil, French Authors, Voltaire, Constance Quesnet, Louis XVI, Homosexuality, France, Bastille, French Aristocracy).