The 120 Days of Sodom: France seeks help to buy ‘most impure tale ever written’

The 120 Days of Sodom: France seeks help to buy ‘most impure tale ever written’

The Guardian

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Tax breaks announced for companies who pay for manuscript by the Marquis de Sade, valued at €4.5m

The French government is appealing for corporate help to acquire the manuscript of the Marquis de Sade’s notorious The 120 Days of Sodom, valued at €4.5m (£3.9m), for the National Library of France.

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