Enter the Queen

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Interactive Publications, 2010 - Fiction - 169 pages
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Fiction. Translated from the French by Valerie Molyneux. ENTER THE QUEEN is an extraordinary journey into the psyche of a self-titled queen, as she moves from immersion in the physical world towards redemption. While certain to stir controversy due to its inclusion of masochistic/sadistic material, this translation of the Marquise de Sade's original story has been updated for a contemporary audience and the story is artfully handled. In the tradition followed by Anais Nin and Georges Bataille, the emphasis is on eroticism rather than pornography. Not recommended for a young audience due to its graphic sexual content.

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I loved this book. I have never read anything like this. This shocked me.

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This is at least a million times better than 50 shades of Grey. This has a character worth reading about. What a woman. She could eat Lady Macbeth for breakfast. I was blown away by this book. So surreal and so powerful. Fantastic.

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About the author (2010)

The Marquis De Sade was born in Paris, France on June 2, 1740. He fought in the French Army during the Seven Years War before being tried and sentenced to death in 1772 for a series of sexual crimes. He escaped to Italy but upon his return to France in 1777, he was recaptured and thrown into the prison at Vincennes. De Sade spent six years at Vincennes before being transferred first to the Bastille and then to Charenton lunatic asylum in 1789. He was released from the asylum in 1790 but was arrested again in 1801. He was moved from prison to prison before returning to Charenton in 1803, where he later died on December 2, 1814. A French novelist and playwright, he is largely known for his pathological sexual views and ethical nihilism. His works include Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, Juliette, and Aline and Valcourt or The Philosophic Novel.

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