This book was banned in many countries. The attribution to Sigea and Meursius was a lie; the true author was Nicolas Chorier. De Sade as did the later writer Sacher-Masoch lent his name to the sexual acts which he describes in his work. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The publishers of the latter book were found not guilty by the court on the grounds of the literary merit of the book.
Canadian poet John Glassco wrote Squire Hardmana long poem in heroic coupletspurporting to be a reprint of an 18th-century poem by George Colman the Youngeron the theme of flagellation.