France Wants To Buy Manuscript Of Sade's 120 Days Of Sodom The director of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France is "negotiating long and hard to buy Sade's manuscript. ... He has argued in front of the Commission of National Treasures to declare it provisionally a 'national treasure' that needs to be preserved in the library. And he is ready to pay more than $5 million to get it."
The New York Times 01/22/13