History Creator / MarquisDeSade

6th Sep '15 1:37:13 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''Justine'' (a.k.a. The Misfortunes of Virtue) - Written in 1787-88 and published in 1791, this is one of the two novels (the other being ''Juliette'') that got Sade thrown in prison for the last thirteen years of his life by NapoleonBonaparte.
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* ''Justine'' (a.k.a. The Misfortunes of Virtue) - Written in 1787-88 and published in 1791, this is one of the two novels (the other being ''Juliette'') that got Sade thrown in prison for the last thirteen years of his life by NapoleonBonaparte.UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte.
23rd Feb '15 8:48:52 AM SeptimusHeap
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Sade's works gave rise to the word "sadism". He is a featured character in the play ''MaratSade'', as well as the main character of the movie ''{{Quills}}''.
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Sade's works gave rise to the word "sadism". He is a featured character in the play ''MaratSade'', ''Theatre/MaratSade'', as well as the main character of the movie ''{{Quills}}''. ''Film/{{Quills}}''.
6th Jun '13 8:57:35 PM Willbyr
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After the Revolution, Sade became a citizen and gained several official offices, and eventually stood in the National Convention representing the Far-Left his political writings supported a property-free {{Utopia}}. This put him at odds with nearly every other French Revolutionary, which still supported some degree of property and capitalism. He was appalled by the ReignOfTerror, during which he was imprisoned for a year and nearly executed; his home in Lacoste was ransacked by an angry mob. Upon the death of MaximilienRobespierre, he was released along with others imprisoned. However, he was broke and had to sell his Lacoste castle.
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After the Revolution, Sade became a citizen and gained several official offices, and eventually stood in the National Convention representing the Far-Left Far-Left, as his political writings supported a property-free {{Utopia}}. This put him at odds with nearly every other French Revolutionary, which still supported some degree of property and capitalism. He was appalled by the ReignOfTerror, during which he was imprisoned for a year and nearly executed; executed, and his home in Lacoste was ransacked by an angry mob. Upon the death of MaximilienRobespierre, he was released along with others imprisoned. However, he was broke and had to sell his Lacoste castle.
8th Nov '12 2:05:38 PM shimaspawn
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Donatien Alphonse François, the [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Marquis de Sade]], was an aristocrat and member of the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt Decadent court]] of Louis XV's France. Sade wrote crude descriptions of sexual intercourse and [[BrotherSisterIncest incest]]and was banned by religious powers from using a pen.
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Donatien Alphonse François, the [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Marquis de Sade]], was an aristocrat and member of the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt Decadent court]] of Louis XV's France. Sade wrote crude descriptions of sexual intercourse and [[BrotherSisterIncest incest]]and incest]], and was banned by religious powers from using a pen.
8th Nov '12 2:03:21 PM blackcat
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Cruft and description clean up.
Donatien Alphonse François, the [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Marquis de Sade]], was an aristocrat and member of the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt Decadent court]] of Louis XV's France, who managed to be considered the most decadent member of the most [[DeadlyDecadentCourt decadent court in Europe]], due far more to his actions than his writings. Though [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench everything sounds sexier in French]], Sade worked his best to disgrace it through repulsive pornography. Using the French equivalent of an entire arsenal of [[AtomicFBomb atomic F bombs]], crude descriptions of sexual intercourse and unashamed [[BrotherSisterIncest incest]], he crossed all limits and was denied publication in every respectable library, banned by religious powers from using a pen. Honorable people considered his works as the [[TomeOfEldritchLore epitome of evil]]. Every single line by Sade contains at least a couple of mentions of fluids and swears that even [[FrenchJerk the French]] found offensive. All this, mind you, at a time where religion was second in power only to the King's.
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Donatien Alphonse François, the [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Marquis de Sade]], was an aristocrat and member of the [[DeadlyDecadentCourt Decadent court]] of Louis XV's France, who managed to be considered the most decadent member of the most [[DeadlyDecadentCourt decadent court in Europe]], due far more to his actions than his writings. Though [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench everything sounds sexier in French]], France. Sade worked his best to disgrace it through repulsive pornography. Using the French equivalent of an entire arsenal of [[AtomicFBomb atomic F bombs]], wrote crude descriptions of sexual intercourse and unashamed and [[BrotherSisterIncest incest]], he crossed all limits and incest]]and was denied publication in every respectable library, banned by religious powers from using a pen. Honorable people considered his works as the [[TomeOfEldritchLore epitome of evil]]. Every single line by Sade contains at least a couple of mentions of fluids and swears that even [[FrenchJerk the French]] found offensive. All this, mind you, at a time where religion was second in power only to the King's.pen.

* ''Dialogue Between a Priest and a Dying Man'' - One of the earliest known written works by Sade, written while incarcerated in the Chateau de Vincennes in 1782, the dialogue is about a dying libertine convincing a priest of the mistakes of a pious life, and is very expressive of Sade's atheism. * ''The 120 Days of Sodom'' (a.k.a. The School of Licentiousness) - One of Sade's most infamous works, about four corrupt libertine nobles (the Duc, the Bishop, The President, and the Durcet) who spend 120 sex-filled days with their four wives/daughters, sixteen kidnapped children, four aged prostitutes, four hideous maids, and eight well-endowed young men. It all basically plays out like an extended [[TheAristocrats Aristocrats]] joke with no punchline. It spawned a film adaptation set in WorldWarII that is one of the most potent examples of NauseaFuel in cinematic history. Written in secret while he was imprisoned in the Bastille in 1785, believed to have been LostForever until the paper it was written on was discovered hidden in his cell over a hundred years later. * ''Justine'' (a.k.a. The Misfortunes of Virtue) - Written in 1787-88 and published in 1791, this is one of the two novels (the other being ''Juliette'') that got Sade thrown in prison for the last thirteen years of his life by NapoleonBonaparte. It concerns a virtuous young woman whose virtue is [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished anything but rewarded]], and who suffers horrible abuse throughout her life hidden under a virtuous mask. * ''Juliette'' (a.k.a. The Prosperities of Vice) - A sequel of sorts to ''Justine'', published six years after the first novel, the story is about Justine's sister, who is in many ways her polar opposite. The VillainProtagonist engages in every form of depravity, up to and including murdering her way through various people (including various family members and friends), all in the name of enjoying herself no matter whose expense it's at. * ''Philosophy in the Bedroom'' - A pornographic narrative published in 1795 that has since become known as a sociopolitical drama, it is a textbook example of CorruptTheCutie in action, as fifteen-year-old Eugénie is "educated" in the ways of the libertine by Madame de Saint-Ange, her brother Le Chevalier de Mirval, and their friend Dolmancé. Sade's works gave rise to the word "sadism," in both its classical and fetishistic senses. He is also a featured character in the play ''MaratSade'', as well as the main character of the movie ''{{Quills}}''. However, as stated, Sade's sexual depravity was not limited to his writings -- which were mostly published anonymously -- as he spent several lengthy terms either in prison or on the run from the law for numerous charges of sodomy and non-lethal poisoning, and was put under police survelliance after numerous prostitutes accused him of mistreating them. At least one, Rose Keller, was allegedly actually imprisoned and abused sexually and physically by him, later escaping by fleeing out the window. While hiding in Lacoste on one occasion he had numerous male servants, and on a second occasion numerous girl servants, and both groups complained of him sexually mistreating them. His manservant and two wives (that is, his first wife divorced him -- no, he was not a bigamist too) were apparently involved in at least some of his "escapades." The reports of his depravity earned him a ''lettre de cachet'', an arrest warrant from the King himself that did not entitle one to a trial or appeal without stating the reason for the warrant. It was requested and obtained [[MamaBear by his mother-in-law.]] Sade is also one of the reasons the French prison the Bastille` has such an infamous reputation; despite only holding a handful of political prisoners -- himself included -- who were all treated reasonably well, two weeks before the Storming of the Bastille` he shouted to the crowd outside his cell that [[BlatantLies prisoners were being killed]], sparking a riot. He was transferred to an insane asylum before the actual Storming occurred. After the Revolution, Sade became a citizen and gained several official offices, and eventually stood in the National Convention representing the Far-Left; politically, [[DirtyCommunist he was a socialist or even a Communist-Anarchist]], his political writings supporting a property-free {{Utopia}}. This put him at odds with nearly every other French Revolutionary, which still supported some degree of property and capitalism. [[EvenEvilHasStandards He was appalled]] by the ReignOfTerror, during which he was imprisoned for a year and nearly executed many times (once, because his son, a soldier, had deserted his post, and he had to disavow him to survive); his home in Lacoste was ransacked by an angry mob. Upon the death of MaximilienRobespierre, he was released along with most others imprisoned under such circumstances. However, he was broke and had to sell his Lacoste castle. It wasn't long before Sade got in trouble again as when Napoleon came to power he ordered the arrest of the "anonymous author" of ''Justine'' and ''Juliette'' -- once again, he was imprisoned without trial. He was quickly transferred to a harsher prison when he was caught trying to seduce a male fellow prisoner in the first, and two years later [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes his family]] convinced the courts to put him in an insane asylum at Charenton, where the director, the Abbe` de Coulmier, a Catholic Priest, had [[ValuesResonance a liberal and progressive attitude towards rehabilitation]] (most other asylums of the time were of the BedlamHouse variety and were barabaric and brutal towards patients). Coulmier let Sade's ex-wife stay with him in his quarters as well as allowed, even encouraged, Sade to write and stage his plays for the public using fellow inmates as actors as a means of therapy via self-expression, though the police eventually forced them to stop and Sade was temporarily placed in solitary confinement, until Coulmier got him out. The government eventually ordered Coulmier to stop ''all'' theatrical performances (Sade's or otherwise) and after the fall of Napoleon, Coulmier was relieved of his duties for his revolutionary past. Sade died in 1814. For the 4 years prior to that, [[KickTheDog he had been having an affair with the 13-year old daughter of one of the employees at Charenton]]. His skull was later removed from his coffin for phrenological examination, and his son had all his unpublished manuscripts (including a multi-volume epic called ''Les Journees de Florbelle'') posthumously burned.
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* ''Dialogue Between a Priest and a Dying Man'' - One of the earliest known written works by Sade, written while incarcerated in the Chateau de Vincennes in 1782, the it is a dialogue is about between a dying libertine convincing and a priest of about the mistakes of a pious life, and is very expressive of Sade's atheism. * ''The 120 Days of Sodom'' (a.k.a. The School of Licentiousness) - One of Sade's most infamous works, about four corrupt libertine nobles (the Duc, the Bishop, The President, and the Durcet) who spend 120 sex-filled days with their four wives/daughters, sixteen kidnapped children, four aged prostitutes, four hideous maids, and eight well-endowed young men. It all basically plays out like an extended [[TheAristocrats Aristocrats]] joke with no punchline. It spawned a film adaptation set in WorldWarII that is one of the most potent examples of NauseaFuel in cinematic history. days. Written in secret while he was imprisoned in the Bastille in 1785, it was believed to have been LostForever until the paper it was written on was discovered hidden in his cell over a hundred years later. * ''Justine'' (a.k.a. The Misfortunes of Virtue) - Written in 1787-88 and published in 1791, this is one of the two novels (the other being ''Juliette'') that got Sade thrown in prison for the last thirteen years of his life by NapoleonBonaparte. It concerns a virtuous young woman whose virtue is [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished anything but rewarded]], and who suffers horrible abuse throughout her life hidden under a virtuous mask. NapoleonBonaparte. * ''Juliette'' (a.k.a. The Prosperities of Vice) - A sequel of sorts to ''Justine'', published six years after the first novel, the story is about Justine's sister, who is in many ways her polar opposite. The VillainProtagonist engages in every form of depravity, up to and including murdering her way through various people (including various family members and friends), all in the name of enjoying herself no matter whose expense it's at. murder. * ''Philosophy in the Bedroom'' - A pornographic narrative published in 1795 that has since become known as a sociopolitical drama, it is a textbook example of CorruptTheCutie in action, as 1795, fifteen-year-old Eugénie is "educated" in the ways of the libertine by Madame de Saint-Ange, her brother Le Chevalier de Mirval, and their friend Dolmancé. Sade's works gave rise to the word "sadism," in both its classical and fetishistic senses. "sadism". He is also a featured character in the play ''MaratSade'', as well as the main character of the movie ''{{Quills}}''. However, as stated, Sade's sexual depravity was not limited to his writings -- which were mostly published anonymously -- as he spent several lengthy terms either in prison or on the run from the law for numerous charges of sodomy and non-lethal poisoning, and was put under police survelliance after numerous prostitutes accused him of mistreating them. At least one, Rose Keller, was allegedly actually imprisoned and abused sexually and physically by him, later escaping by fleeing out the window. While hiding in Lacoste on one occasion he had numerous male servants, and on a second occasion numerous girl servants, and both groups complained of him sexually mistreating them. His manservant and two wives (that is, his first wife divorced him -- no, he was not a bigamist too) were apparently involved in at least some of his "escapades." The reports of his depravity earned him a ''lettre de cachet'', an arrest warrant from the King himself that did not entitle one to a trial or appeal without stating the reason for the warrant. It was requested and obtained [[MamaBear by his mother-in-law.]] Sade is also one of the reasons the French prison the Bastille` Bastille has such an infamous reputation; despite only holding reputation. Although it held a handful of political prisoners -- himself included -- who were all treated reasonably well, two weeks before the Storming of the Bastille` he shouted to the crowd outside his cell that [[BlatantLies prisoners were being killed]], sparking a riot. He was transferred to an insane asylum before the actual Storming occurred. After the Revolution, Sade became a citizen and gained several official offices, and eventually stood in the National Convention representing the Far-Left; politically, [[DirtyCommunist he was a socialist or even a Communist-Anarchist]], Far-Left his political writings supporting supported a property-free {{Utopia}}. This put him at odds with nearly every other French Revolutionary, which still supported some degree of property and capitalism. [[EvenEvilHasStandards He was appalled]] appalled by the ReignOfTerror, during which he was imprisoned for a year and nearly executed many times (once, because his son, a soldier, had deserted his post, and he had to disavow him to survive); executed; his home in Lacoste was ransacked by an angry mob. Upon the death of MaximilienRobespierre, he was released along with most others imprisoned under such circumstances.imprisoned. However, he was broke and had to sell his Lacoste castle. It wasn't long before Sade got in trouble again as when When Napoleon came to power he ordered the arrest of the "anonymous author" of ''Justine'' and ''Juliette'' -- once again, he and Sade was imprisoned without trial. He was quickly transferred to a harsher prison when he was caught trying to seduce a male fellow prisoner in the first, and two years later [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes his family]] family convinced the courts to put him in an insane asylum at Charenton, where Charenton. There the director, the Abbe` de Coulmier, a Catholic Priest, had [[ValuesResonance a liberal and progressive attitude towards rehabilitation]] (most other asylums of the time were of the BedlamHouse variety and were barabaric and brutal towards patients). rehabilitation]]. Coulmier let Sade's ex-wife stay with him in his quarters as well as allowed, even encouraged, and allowed Sade to write and stage his plays for the public using fellow inmates as actors as a means of therapy via self-expression, though the police eventually forced them to stop and Sade was temporarily placed in solitary confinement, until Coulmier got him out. inmates. The government eventually ordered Coulmier to stop ''all'' theatrical performances (Sade's or otherwise) and after the fall of Napoleon, Coulmier was relieved of his duties for his revolutionary past. duties. Sade died in 1814. For the 4 years prior to that, [[KickTheDog he had been having an affair with the 13-year old daughter of one of the employees at Charenton]]. His skull was later removed from his coffin for phrenological examination, and his son had all his unpublished manuscripts (including a multi-volume epic called ''Les Journees de Florbelle'') posthumously burned.
23rd Sep '12 2:58:24 AM lu127
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However, as stated, Sade's sexual depravity was not limited to his writings -- which were mostly published anonymously -- as he spent several lengthy terms either in prison or on the run from the law for numerous charges of sodomy and non-lethal poisoning (ie. date rape), and was put under police survelliance after numerous prostitutes accused him of mistreating them. At least one, Rose Keller, was allegedly actually imprisoned and abused sexually and physically by him, later escaping by fleeing out the window. While hiding in Lacoste on one occasion he had numerous male servants, and on a second occasion numerous girl servants, and both groups complained of him sexually mistreating them. His manservant and two wives (that is, his first wife divorced him -- no, he was not a bigamist too) were apparently involved in at least some of his "escapades." The reports of his depravity earned him a ''lettre de cachet'', an arrest warrant from the King himself that did not entitle one to a trial or appeal without stating the reason for the warrant. It was requested and obtained [[MamaBear by his mother-in-law.]]
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However, as stated, Sade's sexual depravity was not limited to his writings -- which were mostly published anonymously -- as he spent several lengthy terms either in prison or on the run from the law for numerous charges of sodomy and non-lethal poisoning (ie. date rape), poisoning, and was put under police survelliance after numerous prostitutes accused him of mistreating them. At least one, Rose Keller, was allegedly actually imprisoned and abused sexually and physically by him, later escaping by fleeing out the window. While hiding in Lacoste on one occasion he had numerous male servants, and on a second occasion numerous girl servants, and both groups complained of him sexually mistreating them. His manservant and two wives (that is, his first wife divorced him -- no, he was not a bigamist too) were apparently involved in at least some of his "escapades." The reports of his depravity earned him a ''lettre de cachet'', an arrest warrant from the King himself that did not entitle one to a trial or appeal without stating the reason for the warrant. It was requested and obtained [[MamaBear by his mother-in-law.]]

Sade died in 1814. For the 4 years prior to that, [[KickTheDog he had been having an affair with the 13-year old daughter of one of the employees at Charneton]]. His skull was later removed from his coffin for phrenological examination, and his son had all his unpublished manuscripts (including a multi-volume epic called ''Les Journees de Florbelle'') posthumously burned.
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Sade died in 1814. For the 4 years prior to that, [[KickTheDog he had been having an affair with the 13-year old daughter of one of the employees at Charneton]].Charenton]]. His skull was later removed from his coffin for phrenological examination, and his son had all his unpublished manuscripts (including a multi-volume epic called ''Les Journees de Florbelle'') posthumously burned.
10th Aug '12 10:51:39 PM TwoGunAngel
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Sade died in 1814. For the 4 years prior to that, [[KickTheDog he had been having an affair with the 13-year old daughter of one of the employees at Charneton]]. His skull was later removed from his coffin for phrenological examination, and his son had all his unpublished manuscripts (including a multi-volume epic called ''Les Journees de Florbelle'') posthumously burned.
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Sade died in 1814. For the 4 years prior to that, [[KickTheDog he had been having an affair with the 13-year old daughter of one of the employees at Charneton]]. His skull was later removed from his coffin for phrenological examination, and his son had all his unpublished manuscripts (including a multi-volume epic called ''Les Journees de Florbelle'') posthumously burned.burned. ----
10th Aug '12 8:40:56 PM tdgoodrich1
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Sade died in 1814. For the 4 years prior to that, [[KickTheDog he had been having an affair with the 13-year old daughter of one of the employees at Charneton]]. His skull was later removed from his coffin for phrenological examination, and his son had all his unpublished manuscripts (including a multi-volume epic called ''Les Journees de Florbelle'') posthumously burned. ---- !!This author's works provide examples of: * AllMenArePerverts * AllWomenAreLustful * AristocratsAreEvil: The characters. All of them. Including the author himself. * AuthorAppeal: Each book considers necessary to mention the incredible joys of anal sex. Makes one wonder if that has anything to do with the fact that author was convicted of sodomy. * AuthorTract: The books are all one big tract about how unjust, oppressive and hypocritical the society he lived in was, portraying the chivalry of the aristocracy and the piety of the clergy as nothing more than filthy StrawHypocrite lies. * BiggerIsBetterInBed: Sade had a thing for guys with large equipment in his works. In both ''The 120 Days of Sodom'' and ''Justine'', there are quite a few men whose penis size reaches the double digits. Averted though, as the characters injure many of the people they have sex with, and at least one of them is described as only having vaginal sex out of cruelty. * BreakTheCutie: Justine suffers horribly for her virtue, unlike her libertinous and wicked sister. * BrotherSisterIncest: Everywhere. * BondageIsBad * BrainsAndBondage: Of the WickedCultured kind. * CorruptTheCutie: Dolmancé's main activity in ''Philosophy in the Bedroom''. * DeadlyDecadentCourt: Sade's characters are members of the royal court and not exactly shining examples of morality. * DepravedBisexual and DepravedHomosexual: These characters are staples of Sade's work. Dolmancé in ''Philosophy in the Bedroom'' is a sterling example. ** Not that the heterosexuals are any better. * EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: Everybody. Even some who don't want to. ''Especially'' those who don't want to. * FaceHeelTurn: Eugénie of ''Philosophy in the Bedroom,'' particularly during the final act where her mother comes calling to try to rescue her from her corruption and is dealt with by her and the libertines in true Sade fashion. * FrenchJerk: Most characters are lustful and usually horrible people. And most of them are French. * {{Gorn}}: Happens a lot in Sade's work. * TheHedonist: Represented by nearly all the protagonists, with only a handful of minor characters appearing here and there and being horrified. * HeManWomanHater: Almost every work in the Sade canon contains at least one male aristocrat who delivers an impressively lengthy speech about women's "natural inferiority" to men and the joy of watching them suffer. * HollywoodAtheist: Exaggerated, and how. Each and every atheist character rants for hours about how there is no God and how religion is evil and useless. Besides, apparently, [[UnfortunateImplications atheism in Sade's world goes hand in hand with sexual promiscuity, immorality, abuse, perversity, sadistic and murderous tendencies.]] Subverted in one sense -- the author is not trying to vilify any of this; he is ''idealising'' it, even if he only takes it half-seriously. ** The author himself was probably this -- though again, he probably exaggerated it deliberately [[{{Troll}} for effect]]. On the other hand, he was a convicted and probably serial rapist, so he probably qualifies as a RealLife example regardless of his trolling. * InterplayOfSexAndViolence * {{Jerkass}}: I mean, duh. One of Sade's central points was that the society of his day was essentially a society of {{Jerkass}}es. * NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: ''Justine'', in spades. * APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy: Dolmancé's education of teenage girls is usually done in restricted number and naked. * RomanticizedAbuse: Though it is likely that this aspect of Sade's work was deliberately calculated to bring about as much revulsion and horror as possible, since it's very clearly played for satire about how unjust the socioeconomic system of the day was. * SkilledButNaive: Once again, Eugénie is said to be very "competent." * SpankTheCutie: Happens often as a fetish. Sade's name became the basis for the concept of Sadism. * ThreeWaySex at least, but may degenerate into further decadence. * UpperClassTwit: Mme de Saint-Ange. * UpperClassWit: The protagonists being aristocrats and being less than respectful for their common fellows. * VillainProtagonist: Quite a few of them, with the libertines of ''120 Days of Sodom'' being among the worst. * YouKeepUsingThatWord: For some reason, de Sade calls women's vaginal secretions "sperm," though it may be the case of ScienceMarchesOn. ----
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Sade died in 1814. For the 4 years prior to that, [[KickTheDog he had been having an affair with the 13-year old daughter of one of the employees at Charneton]]. His skull was later removed from his coffin for phrenological examination, and his son had all his unpublished manuscripts (including a multi-volume epic called ''Les Journees de Florbelle'') posthumously burned. ---- !!This author's works provide examples of: * AllMenArePerverts * AllWomenAreLustful * AristocratsAreEvil: The characters. All of them. Including the author himself. * AuthorAppeal: Each book considers necessary to mention the incredible joys of anal sex. Makes one wonder if that has anything to do with the fact that author was convicted of sodomy. * AuthorTract: The books are all one big tract about how unjust, oppressive and hypocritical the society he lived in was, portraying the chivalry of the aristocracy and the piety of the clergy as nothing more than filthy StrawHypocrite lies. * BiggerIsBetterInBed: Sade had a thing for guys with large equipment in his works. In both ''The 120 Days of Sodom'' and ''Justine'', there are quite a few men whose penis size reaches the double digits. Averted though, as the characters injure many of the people they have sex with, and at least one of them is described as only having vaginal sex out of cruelty. * BreakTheCutie: Justine suffers horribly for her virtue, unlike her libertinous and wicked sister. * BrotherSisterIncest: Everywhere. * BondageIsBad * BrainsAndBondage: Of the WickedCultured kind. * CorruptTheCutie: Dolmancé's main activity in ''Philosophy in the Bedroom''. * DeadlyDecadentCourt: Sade's characters are members of the royal court and not exactly shining examples of morality. * DepravedBisexual and DepravedHomosexual: These characters are staples of Sade's work. Dolmancé in ''Philosophy in the Bedroom'' is a sterling example. ** Not that the heterosexuals are any better. * EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: Everybody. Even some who don't want to. ''Especially'' those who don't want to. * FaceHeelTurn: Eugénie of ''Philosophy in the Bedroom,'' particularly during the final act where her mother comes calling to try to rescue her from her corruption and is dealt with by her and the libertines in true Sade fashion. * FrenchJerk: Most characters are lustful and usually horrible people. And most of them are French. * {{Gorn}}: Happens a lot in Sade's work. * TheHedonist: Represented by nearly all the protagonists, with only a handful of minor characters appearing here and there and being horrified. * HeManWomanHater: Almost every work in the Sade canon contains at least one male aristocrat who delivers an impressively lengthy speech about women's "natural inferiority" to men and the joy of watching them suffer. * HollywoodAtheist: Exaggerated, and how. Each and every atheist character rants for hours about how there is no God and how religion is evil and useless. Besides, apparently, [[UnfortunateImplications atheism in Sade's world goes hand in hand with sexual promiscuity, immorality, abuse, perversity, sadistic and murderous tendencies.]] Subverted in one sense -- the author is not trying to vilify any of this; he is ''idealising'' it, even if he only takes it half-seriously. ** The author himself was probably this -- though again, he probably exaggerated it deliberately [[{{Troll}} for effect]]. On the other hand, he was a convicted and probably serial rapist, so he probably qualifies as a RealLife example regardless of his trolling. * InterplayOfSexAndViolence * {{Jerkass}}: I mean, duh. One of Sade's central points was that the society of his day was essentially a society of {{Jerkass}}es. * NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: ''Justine'', in spades. * APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy: Dolmancé's education of teenage girls is usually done in restricted number and naked. * RomanticizedAbuse: Though it is likely that this aspect of Sade's work was deliberately calculated to bring about as much revulsion and horror as possible, since it's very clearly played for satire about how unjust the socioeconomic system of the day was. * SkilledButNaive: Once again, Eugénie is said to be very "competent." * SpankTheCutie: Happens often as a fetish. Sade's name became the basis for the concept of Sadism. * ThreeWaySex at least, but may degenerate into further decadence. * UpperClassTwit: Mme de Saint-Ange. * UpperClassWit: The protagonists being aristocrats and being less than respectful for their common fellows. * VillainProtagonist: Quite a few of them, with the libertines of ''120 Days of Sodom'' being among the worst. * YouKeepUsingThatWord: For some reason, de Sade calls women's vaginal secretions "sperm," though it may be the case of ScienceMarchesOn. ----burned.
31st Jul '12 5:07:42 PM Turtler
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** Not that the heterosexuals are any better.
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