The Portrait of an Englishman in His Chateau  

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L'Anglais décrit dans le château fermé (1953) is a French novel by André Pieyre de Mandiargues written under the peudonym Pierre Morion. The novel was banned in France in 1955 and brought its publisher Régine Deforges a conviction of outrage aux bonnes mœurs. An English translation was published by Dedalus Books in 1998 under the title The Portrait of an Englishman in His Chateau.

Dedalus blurb:

When the unnamed narrator crosses the causeway to the Chateau of Gamehuche, he enters a surrealist nightmare of debauchery and violence. The proceedings at the chateau are presided over by the master of Gamehuche, M. de Montcul, formerly the English diplomat, Sir Horatio Mountarse. With a cast of willing and not-so-willing acolytes, he serves up an over-refined cuisine of obscenity, sexual perversion and unspeakable cruelty. The book could be described as a dispatch written from the frontiers of depravity.

From sexe.fluctuat.net/blog:

"L’ouvrage raconte la dernière orgie de M. de Montcul, un anglais aussi excentrique que sadique et blasé, qui s’est retiré dans sa résidence de Gamehuche, en Côte de Vit – je suis d’accord, c’est ridicule. Dans les caves du château sont entreposées des centaines de tonnes d’explosifs et Montcul déclare dès le début du récit qu’il fera tout sauter « à la première fois qu’après avoir bandé [il ne sera] plus capable de jeter du sperme ». S’en suit une soirée où les excès les plus invraisemblables se produisent et qui se termine, comme vous le devinez, par « l’éjaculation grandiose » du château."[1]


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