Madame de Sadeby Yukio Mishima Translated from Japanese by Donald Keene
A play by Yukio Mishima, translated by Donald Keene.
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Yukio Mishima had become intrigued by the riddle of why the Marquis’ wife, who remained devoted to him through all the years of his wild misadventures and imprisonments, decided to leave him at the very moment he regained his freedom after the French Revolution. Although based on history, various facts in the play have been altered to suit the author’s dramatic purpose.