"Vallenthini offers an in-depth study of three historical novels written by the Marquis de Sade towards the end of his life while he was confined at the Charenton mental asylum. Sade started drafting La marquise de Gange in 1806 and published it in 1812, around the same time when he began work on Adélaïde de Brunswick and Histoire secrète d’Isabelle de Bavière, two works that only became available in print in the twentieth century. These novels have generally received limited critical attention."
Delers, Olivier. Review of Michèle Vallenthini, “Sade dans l’histoire: Du temps de la fiction à la fiction du temps,” The French Review, 93, 4, May 2020, 216. https://doi.org/10.1353/tfr.2020.0133