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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

Most of us are familiar with the term "masochism," but few have read the scandalous story that gave a name to the fetish: Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's novella Venus in Furs (Venus im Pelz), first published in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1870. A sensational depiction of an erotic passion that defies the norms of ...
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Venus in Furs (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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Overview


This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 

Most of us are familiar with the term "masochism," but few have read the scandalous story that gave a name to the fetish: Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's novella Venus in Furs (Venus im Pelz), first published in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1870. A sensational depiction of an erotic passion that defies the norms of nineteenth-century sexuality and gender, the story charts the stages of masculine obsession and collapse, leading a cultivated European aristocrat from his fantasy of abasement at the hands of a domineering woman to a climax of brutal physical violence. It remains a foundational work of modern culture, defining a sexual perversion while also offering a critical lens through which to view persistent structures of masculinity and power.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411467392
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 908,341
  • File size: 404 KB

Meet the Author



Leopold von Sacher-Masoch was born on January 27, 1836, at the Eastern fringes of the multinational, multiethnic, and multireligious Hapsburg Empire. Tolerance and cosmopolitanism are values that underpin his writing, from his early works as an academic historian, to his sympathetic literary portrayals of Jewish ghetto life in Galicia, to his erotic fictions. At the peak of a prolific career, Sacher-Masoch was considered a Realist of the first tier and was respected and admired on the international scene by authors including Victor Hugo, Emile Zola, and Henrik Ibsen. In 1883, he was awarded the prestigious Cross of the Legion of Honor, but by the time of his death his reputation was compromised, in no small measure due to his name's association with the word "masochism."
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  • Posted November 7, 2010

    Brilliant and Disturbing

    Now i just find out from where the term of ''Masochism'' is coming from. The book is brilliant i finished it in one day . You agree or not with Masochism is truly disturbing to see how far an obsession of a man can go. Remember fellows ! One obsession can finish one true love relationship.

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  • Posted August 11, 2009

    Venus in Furs"

    "Venus in Furs" is truely beautiful. If you haven't read it yet, you need to. Definitely has landed itself in my top 5 favorite books.

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    Posted January 22, 2012

    Great read

    This is a great read, witty and a must read

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