Venus in Furs (Harper Perennial Forbidden Classics)

Venus in Furs (Harper Perennial Forbidden Classics)

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by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007372249
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/15/2010
Series:
Harper Perennial Forbidden Classics
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HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
524,477
File size:
244 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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Venus in Furs 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Saki More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A much more realistic interpretation of the Dominant/submissive lifestyle than most of the current novels.
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Terrible book. The movie was also terrible and closed fast. Don't waste your dollar.
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&hearts