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The Marquise de Gange

The Marquis de Sade
Will McMorran

October 2021

ISBN: 9780198848288

240 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £8.99

Loosely based on one of the most notorious crimes of the seventeenth century, The Marquise de Gange by The Marquis de Sade is a neglected classic. Although a departure from his earlier pornographic and libertine works, the novel reads with the same subversive tension of an author plotting against virtue in his distress.

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Loosely based on one of the most notorious crimes of the seventeenth century, The Marquise de Gange by The Marquis de Sade is a neglected classic. Although a departure from his earlier pornographic and libertine works, the novel reads with the same subversive tension of an author plotting against virtue in his distress.

  • Published in English for the first time, The Marquise de Gange is a neglected Gothic classic by one of the most notorious authors in the literary canon
  • Translated by a prize-winning translator and Sade specialist
  • Provides an introduction situating Sade and his novel in relation to the Gothic tradition, and in relation to Sade's earlier works
  • Includes an appendix of Sade's source for the novel

About the Author(s)

The Marquis de Sade

Will McMorran, Reader in French & Comparative Literature at Queen Mary University of London

Dr. Will McMorran is a Reader in French & Comparative Literature at Queen Mary University of London. His translation of Sade's The 120 Days of Sodom with Thomas Wynn was awarded the Scott Moncrieff Prize in 2017.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Note on the Text
    Select Bibliography
    A Chronology of the Marquis de Sade
    THE MARQUIS DE GANGE
    Appendix
    Explanatory Notes