The 120 Days of Sodom

Author: Marquis de Sade

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The 120 Days of Sodom, or «the School of Libertinage» is a novel described as pornographic and erotic, written in 1785.

It tells the story of four wealthy libertines who set out to experience maximum sexual satisfaction in orgies. To this end, they lock themselves up for four months in an inaccessible castle in the heart of the Black Forest, with a harem of 36 victims, mostly teenage boys and girls, and hire four brothel keepers to tell their lives and adventures.

The women’s stories serve as inspiration for the sexual abuse and torture of the victims, which gradually increases in intensity and ends with their sacrifice.

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