In the continuation and conclusion of Guido Crepax’s interpretation of Sade’s classic of unrewarded virtue, published four years after Part 1, Justine encounters the rogue Doctor Rodin and the single-minded monks of ‘The Convent’. Finally, after rescuing Dalville from a pair of brigands, he invites her to his isolated castle and the punishment and humiliation continue.

In the end some sort of justice prevails; she is reunited with her long-lost sister Juliette, and Justine is pardoned, but a divine stroke of lightning ensures that the reward is short-lived.

In Part 2 of Justine, Crepax is at the height of his narrative illustrative skills; the volume includes much innovative comic strip work including two detailed double-page spreads.