Copyright © 1999 by Mary Ann Mitchell
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Yes, John, there are vampires. And thank you for loving me in spite of it. Some historical facts have been altered to suit the needs of the Marquis de Sade.
"To instruct man and correct his morals: that is our only purpose in writing this story. We hope that reading it will make one keenly aware of the peril that always dogs the steps of those who stop at nothing in satisfying their desires. May they come to realize that a good upbringing, wealth, talents and gifts of nature are likely only to lead one astray unless they are supported or made effective by self-restraint, good conduct, wisdom and modesty. These are the truths we are going to illustrate. We ask to be forgiven for the monstrous details of the abominable crime we shall be forced to describe: it is not possible to make others detest such wrongdoing if one does not have the courage to lay it bare."
Eugenie de Franval