Justine by Marquis de Sade

"Justine" is a provocative novel that explores the life of a virtuous young woman who consistently faces adversity and misfortune. Despite her unwavering commitment to virtue and morality, she falls prey to various men who exploit and abuse her, leading her through a series of unfortunate events. The novel is a philosophical exploration of virtue, vice, and the nature of humanity, often challenging conventional notions of morality and ethics.

The 1716th greatest book of all time

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Total Points: 222

Since this book was first published in 1791, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 222.0.

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