Dialogue Between a Priest and a Dying Man

Author: Marquis de Sade

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Dialogue Between a Priest and a Dying Man is a dialogue written by the Marquis de Sade while imprisoned in the Château de Vincennes in 1782.

It is one of the earliest written works by Sade whose date is known with certainty, and was first published in 1926 along with an edition of «Stories, Tales and Fables» (originally written in 1788). It was subsequently published in English by Pascal Covici in 1927 in a limited, hand-numbered edition of 650 copies.

The work expresses the author’s atheism by having a dying man (a libertine) tell a priest what he considers the errors of a pious life.


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