Search Results: "Marquis de Sade"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MYSTIFIED MAGISTRATE by Marquis de Sade
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"An elegant addition to an important (if troubling) 'oeuvre,' skillfully translated and handsomely presented."
Written during the notorious Marquis's long imprisonment for indecency and blasphemy, these comparatively benign cautionary tales eloquently mock the hypocrisy of draconian lawgivers (in "The Windbags of Provence"), lascivious clerics ("The Husband Who Turned Priest"), and even Sade's own mortally offended mother-in-law ("Emilie de Tourville"). Read full book review >

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Released: April 28, 1989

An abridged (by about 15%) and quite marvelous one-volume reappearance of the 1839 three-volume French original, with a forward by Pulizer Prize-winning historian Daniel Boorstin and an introduction by Russian expert George Kennan. Read full book review >

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MERCHANT ADVENTURER by Marquis James
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 7, 1993

"A lively chronicle, doubly welcome because it rescues from undeserved obscurity one of the Gilded Age's more consequential players—as well as a master annalist's handiwork."
A long-lost literary treasure with an absorbing tale of its own. Read full book review >

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The Slush Pile Brigade by Samuel Marquis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A fresh concept and protagonist that breathe life into a conventional but exciting actioner."
In Marquis' debut thriller, a man hoping to confront the author who plagiarized his unpublished work winds up in the middle of a CIA operation to take down Russian mobsters. Read full book review >

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The Coalition by Samuel Marquis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"An entertaining thriller about a ruthless political assassination."
An FBI agent and an intrepid reporter uncover a vast right-wing conspiracy to gain control of the U.S. government. Read full book review >

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A HOLE IN THE HEART by Christopher Marquis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"A wacky Hollywood version of widowhood, rife with Alaskan vixens, antic dating, hardscrabble love, AIDS, make-shift family, second chances, and jail time."
A romanticized, madcap exploration of familial love and loss. Read full book review >

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THE TWELFTH MAN by Max Marquis
Released: May 19, 1992

"Still, fans of the small, contained British procedural will be well served and looking for the next."
Detective Inspector Harry Timberlake, of London's Terrace Vale police station, has his hands full with four recent murders on his patch, including a hit-and-run, a shotgun blast, and the more eccentric killings by axe and crossbow. Read full book review >

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Released: April 17, 1998

"Despite the thinness, though, any new book from archy is better than no cockroach poetry at all."
A slender final posthumous collection of vers libre by the most famous cockroach in American letters. Read full book review >

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Bodyguard of Deception by Samuel Marquis
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A wide-ranging, if uneven, World War II espionage novel, set mostly in the American West."
A German spy operating in Britain gathers valuable secrets in this thriller, the first installment of a World War II trilogy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"Liberating reading for armchair adventurers."
A National Geographic explorer's account of the three years she spent trekking alone through wild and sparsely populated regions in Mongolia, China, Siberia, and Australia. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"A solid work of labor history that offers valuable lessons for other activists and organizers."
A scholarly study of an effort by Florida farmworkers to improve working conditions by building partnerships along the supply chain. Read full book review >