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The Torture Garden Excerpts and Reviews

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…sadistic spectacle as apocalyptic celebration of human potential…A work as chilling as it is seductive.”

The Daily Californian

Here is a novel that is hot with the fever of ecstatic, prohibited joys, as cruel as a thumbscrew and as luxuriant as an Oriental tapestry. This exotic story of Clara and her insatiable desire for the perverse and the forbidden has been hailed by the critics.”

Charles Hanson Towne

…daydreams in which sexual images are mixed nightmarishly with images of horror.”

Edmund Wilson

Mirbeau, massing his words in viscous passages, creates a literary equivalent to the moist greasy substance of the victim’s muscle, fat and bone.”

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