Definition of Marquis de Sade
1. Noun. French soldier and writer whose descriptions of sexual perversion gave rise to the term 'sadism' (1740-1814).
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer
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Literary usage of Marquis de Sade
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1. Psychoanalysis and Love by André Tridon (1922)
"The word sadist is derived from the name of Marquis de Sade, a French pervert of the eighteenth century, whose life and writings well illustrate the form of ..."
2. The Literary World by Samuel R. Crocker, Edward Abbott, Nicholas Paine Gilman, Madeline Vaughan Abbott Bushnell, Bliss Carman, Herbert Copeland (1881)
"but the latter must be used with caution as it is not always accurate. 408. Marquis de Sade. Who was the Marquis de Sade? When did he live, ..."
3. Studies in the Psychology of Sex by Havelock Ellis (1913)
"Donatien Alphonse Francois, Marquis de Sade, was born in ... Der Marquis de Sade vnd Seine Zeit, third edition, 1901, p. ..."