Venus in Furs (Harper Perennial Forbidden Classics) [NOOK Book]

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First published in 1870, the author of ‘Venus in Furs’ defined – and unwittingly gave his own name to – that sexual proclivity we know as masochism in this understated, charged erotic classic.What woman could resist a trembling man handing her the whip?Severin is a young Galician nobleman with a secret; he can only love a woman with a ruthless heart, who will rain her whip upon him in a shower of bloody kisses. When he meets Wanda, the wealthy and beautiful widow living in the apartment upstairs, he wonders if ...
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Venus in Furs (Harper Perennial Forbidden Classics)

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First published in 1870, the author of ‘Venus in Furs’ defined – and unwittingly gave his own name to – that sexual proclivity we know as masochism in this understated, charged erotic classic.What woman could resist a trembling man handing her the whip?Severin is a young Galician nobleman with a secret; he can only love a woman with a ruthless heart, who will rain her whip upon him in a shower of bloody kisses. When he meets Wanda, the wealthy and beautiful widow living in the apartment upstairs, he wonders if she might be the one to help him realise his darkest desires. But Wanda is better than she ever dreamed possible at domination – and soon Severin realises he is powerless to escape what he has begun. Here, fantasy and reality writhe together in a ceaseless, fraught embrace…

Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch was an Austrian writer of fiction and short stories, who inspired the clinical category of ‘masochism’. His complex sexual fantasies, involving the love of pain and submission, ignited a once secretive pursuit into that of a recognised fetish. His masterpiece inspired a famous song of the same name by The Velvet Underground, and continues to be referred to as a defining work within the realm of erotic literature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007372249
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/15/2010
  • Series: Harper Perennial Forbidden Classics
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 80,510
  • File size: 239 KB

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Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch was an Austrian writer of fiction and short stories, who inspired the clinical category of ‘Masochism’. His complex sexual fantasies, involving the love of pain and submission, ignited a once secretive pursuit into that of a recognised fetish. His masterpiece inspired a famous song of the same name by The Velvet Underground, and continues to be referred to as a defining work within the realm of erotic literature.


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  • Posted January 31, 2011

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    Short and Sweet

    Venus in Furs is an amazing story about a man who falls madly in love with a woman and wishes for her to treat him cruelly. The more she actually does so, the more his love deepens for her. I found this book to be a complete page turner. It is definitely an interesting read and I think one of the most interesting things about this book is how long ago it was written and yet it still seems as though it could've been something that just happened yesterday. Definitely recommend this.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2008

    Venus in Furs

    This is one of my favorite books. As well as being well- written, it is also a stunning insight into the Dominant/submissive mindset, as well as other aspects of sexual and non-sexual relationships. This book must have been scandalous in its time and I believe it contains important insight even now.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2000

    Is this really fiction?

    The more I read this story, the more I began to suspect that it was true and not fiction. While it takes place in a long ago time and place, nevertheless it seems very accurate. I have been active in the BDSM scene for several years and this story is similar to many female-dominant/male-submissive relationships I have known. There is even an agreement and a contract between them, and you see that with many SM couples today. This is a hot book to read, especially when you consider that it just might be true.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Terrible book. The movie was also terrible and closed fast. Don'

    Terrible book. The movie was also terrible and closed fast. Don't waste your dollar.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2014

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    Slunk in unnoticed. And gasped silently (ish) when she saw the two. She ran out and back to camp

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    Posted July 28, 2014

    Batvampire to Venompaw

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    Posted October 9, 2013

    Viper

    Hmm. This is strange.. she growled

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