by Grove/Atlantic (Editor)



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ISBN-13: 9780394622392
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/1984
Series: Victorian Library
Pages: 192

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Jennie 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CliffordDorset on LibraryThing 25 days ago
Literature of this period of the erotic genre is characterised by considerable confusion concerning its authorship and, indeed, the exact date of its writing. There is much duplication of material, sometimes within a book, frequently related to its construction from shorter works, and sometimes even in a book¿s title. The Grove Press `Jennie¿ seems to be the same as the Blue Moon `Jennie Comes Home¿, indicated as being by Bill Adler (as well as by `Anonymous¿). The style of writing is perhaps the most idiosyncratic style used within this genre, being ethereal in the extreme, with a dream-like atmosphere that will not be to everyone¿s tastes. The cover suggests that the authorship here is the same as the better-known `Beatrice¿, which perfectly defines this `hot-house¿ style, although in this case there is rather more `plot¿. Certainly there are very many erotic episodes in the work, even if the relationships between the many characters can become rather confusing at times. The central character, Edward, lusts after almost all of the book¿s females, of whatever social class and personal relationship to him, and he is also given to philosophising about his somewhat aimless drift through life. Through his disappointments in love we slowly come to understand his submissive nature, even though by far the greater emphasis in this regard is on the submissive tendencies of the female protagonists. It¿s an interesting book, and whether it¿s enjoyed will depend on how any given reader enjoyed the implicit tone of its writing.