France’s National Library wants to buy Sade’s sadistic manuscript

The National Library of France is eager to get its hands on Marquis de Sade’s ‘The 120 Days of Sodom’, known as one of the most perverse manuscripts in existence.
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Director of the National Library of France, Bruno Racine, is fighting hard to convince the Foreign and Culture Ministries that the library should buy Marquis de Sade’s manuscript of The 120 Days of Sodom.

The controversial manuscript has long divided critics, some who have come to the rescue of Sade and suggested that this work represents the very darkest side of humanity. Others have condemned the story as perverse and vile. Sade himself once referred to it as ‘the most impure tale that has ever been told since our world began’.

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