In the throes of political turmoil, France barely saw him coming.
The Marquis de Sade and his debauched novels spread like an ooze across the war-torn nation, until his incarceration. Having narrowly avoided beheading, the Marquis is condemned to life in the Charenton Asylum for the Insane. There, he meets an empathetic abbey, an overzealous doctor with a cruel streak, and a young laundress who knows danger when she sees it but cannot resist the urge to seek it out.
When mere imprisonment fails to… Show more
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