Going to any length: The manuscript of Marquis de Sade’s ‘The 120 Days of Sodom’ January 7, 2015 – Posted in: Banned / Censored / Destroyed, Content, Exhibits

  Part of the festivities celebrating the bicentenary of the death of Marquis de Sade is an exhibit at the L’ Institut des Lettres et Manuscrits in Paris featuring the original manuscript of The 120 Days of Sodom.  Regarded by Sade as his magnum opus, The 120 Days of Sodom also known as The School of Libertinism, was written by Sade in the space of thirty-seven days in 1785 while imprisoned. The production, construction and preservation of the…

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