Venus in Furs (Harper Perennial Forbidden Classics)

Venus in Furs (Harper Perennial Forbidden Classics)

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About the Book

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...


About the Author:

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.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780007300464
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publisher Imprint: Harper Perennial
Depth: 13
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 15 mm
Width: 109 mm
ISBN-10: 0007300468
Publisher Date: 19 Jan 2009
Binding: Paperback
Height: 175 mm
No of Pages: 154
Series Title: Harper Perennial Forbidden Classics
Weight: 114 gr
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