D.A.F. De Sade - The 120 Days of Sodom or : The Romance of the School of Libertinage. Being an English rendering of Les 120 Journées de Sodome
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D.A.F. De Sade - The 120 Days of Sodom or : The Romance of the School of Libertinage. Being an English rendering of Les 120 Journées de Sodome done by Pieralessandro Casavini - Paris - The Olympia Press - 1957 - 1st edition - 3 parts - 192; 208; 224pp - Paperbacks - 11 x 17,5 cm.
Condition: Good complete set - with general wear, some dog-ears, top edge with rust stains but certainly 'collectable'.
Complete set in three volumes of the first complete English translation [under pseudonym by Austryn Wainhouse] of the classic SM story by the libertine Marquis Donatien-Alphonse-François De Sade (1740-1814). With an essay by Georges Bataille. No. 50 in The Traveller's Companion Series. Cf. Kearney 125.
¶ In 1975 the Italian film Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma appeared, based on the book (1785) by De Sade. Salò (banned in several countries because of the horrifying images) was intended as the first part of a movie trilogy; the Trilogy of Death. However, Salò never got a sequel, because director Pier Paolo Pasolini was murdered a few months after the film was completed. A crime that was never resolved.