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The Collector's Edition of Victorian Lesbian Erotica

The Collector's Edition of Victorian Lesbian Erotica [Kindle Edition]

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The Victorian era offers an untapped wellspring of lesbian erotica. Indeed, Victorian erotica writers treated lesbians and bisexual women with voracious curiosity and tender affection. As far as written treasuries of vice and perversion go, the Victorian era has no equal. These stories delve into the world of the aristocrat and the streetwalker, the seasoned seductress and the innocent naïf. Represented in this anthology are a variety of genres, from romantic fiction to faux journalism and travelogue, as well as styles and tones resembling everything from steamy page-turners to scholarly exposition. What all these works share, however, is the sense of fun, mischief and sexiness that characterized Victorian lesbian erotica.

The lesbian erotica of the Victorian era defies stereotype and offers rich portraits of a sexuality driven underground by repressive mores. As Oscar Wilde claimed, the only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.


This book offers a treasure trove of lesbian erotica from the masters of the steamy page-turner. The Victorians were unrivalled creators of written pornography with an unquenchable fascination for lesbianism. Stern's collection showcases the very best of a varied canon. The Victorian era offers an untapped wellspring of lesbian erotica. Victorian erotica writers treated lesbians with voracious curiosity and tender affection, penning reams of stories involving lesbian encounters of every variety. From the superhot page-turner to the scholarly disquisition on the nature of lesbianism, it's all here - the aristocrat; the streetwalker; the seasoned seductress; the maid and the mistress; the nun; and the innocent naif. Faux journalism finds a place next to fictional travelogue; romantic fiction is given room next to out-and-out porn and vice-ridden debauch. The lesbian erotica of the Victorian era defies stereotype and offers rich portraits of a sexuality driven underground by repressive mores - what it all shares, though, is the unrivalled sense of fun, mischief and sexiness that characterised the 19th century writer of erotic fiction.

This title includes: "The Pretty Women of Paris"; "My Lustful Adventures"; "Two Flappers in Paris"; "The Convents a la Mode"; "The Merry Order of St Bridget"; and "Astrid Cane".

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 696 KB
  • Print Length: 612 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0975533193
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Magic Carpet Books, Inc. (27 May 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002BDUBG2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not convinced 12 Jun 2006
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have read this collection of stories and I was not sufficiently convinced that the stories are genuinely from the Victorian period,or from Victorian authors.The collection seems to be more of a smutty collection of modern day sex dialogue aimed at satisfying male fantasies about lesbian sex.The authors have written from a male point of view, and the stories seem nothing more than supposition about what females do in the privacy of their own rooms. The language and terminology seem to be too contemporary to have been penned in the Victorian era, and this suspicion spoiled my enjoyment of the book. The editing had not picked up some very blatant errors in spelling and language, and some of the stories have been edited so badly that they are disjointed and do not make sense. All in all - a great disappointment which I would not recommend to any of my friends!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Tongue in cheek 3 Mar 2009
The reviewer above is so right - it is a very badly put together book full of typos and errors, and also about the spurrious pedigrees of the writers and their writings. That said, if you can read this with your tongue firmly in your cheek - and preferably aloud to a lover/friend and over a good bottle of wine - you will be much amused, though just not sexually. I wouldn't buy it new, get it secondhand if you can. It's truly terrible, but that wonderful kind of kitsch terrible...which might make it worth it for some.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Must Have Been John Austin 2 Nov 2006
By secretgemini - Published on
This is the first book I have ever purchased on Amazon that I had to return. It seemed to have been written by a man, there was not one scene that did not include some type of phallus. I am a fan of Victorian tales and classic from writers like Jane Austin, this book seemed to be written by someone from modern times trying to speak with the syntax and semantics of Victorian times. I would not recommend this collection to anyone who likes sensual and sexual play between women. There were some scenes with incest and rape. I did not get very far in this book, about the first 5 stories, in an attempt to find something worth my time. I returned the book the very next day after receiving it in the mail.

Take a look at it in a book store before you purchase it to varify my words.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A very bad joke. 23 Dec 2008
By Wood Wren - Published on
Surely this book is a joke; a very bad joke. I am quite familiar with Victorian Literature and am quite familiar with so called lesbian tales of sex and I am quite familiar with the differences in the way women and men write each. This was written by a man, have no doubt! The Pseudo Victorian style was probably put together in the late 1960s or 1970s when such books seemed to be all the craze. As has been pointed out, there is the problem of incest and rape involved in some of the stories. This is a normal "guy thing." I have no doubt that a local yokel frat boy would love this sort of thing, and to be honest, that is just who it was written for. Do not waste your money on this one, nor your time trying to read it. Neither is worth it. A person could take a copy of The Pearl, switch a few words around, and come up with something better than this...what ever it may be. I do not recommend this one and really rather resent the publisher trying to pass this one off as Victorian Lesbian is far from it.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fairly enjoyable but of questionable origin 22 Feb 2008
By A. Zulli - Published on
I seriously question the validity of these stories as real Victorian writing. As another reviewer mentioned, there are no background and bibliographic references whatsoever. I would at least expect approximate dates and publishers of the original texts.

My guess is that they were written by a man familiar with Victorian erotica, but some time after the era ended. One clue is that one story describes the woman as a "lesbian," a word which didn't come into popular use until well after the Victorian era. Sexologists began using it in 1889, but it is really doubtful that a writer of common porn would be aware of the most recently published scientific writing.

On the other hand, the stories are entertaining as some ridiculous little pieces of erotica.
5.0 out of 5 stars So good 13 Jun 2014
By michael dean - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This should be a audio book . I have 15 friends who can't see. This would help them in between lovers
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The hottest short erotica stories of lesbian lust at its best 18 Dec 2006
By Rudolf Spoerer - Published on
For those readers that love lesbian erotica and want to vicariously experience the naughtiness then this certainly is a great book ....

The essence of Victorian erotica has always been 'no holds barred' as far as sexual encounters were concerned and the elements of pursuit, capture and ultimate sweet sumission make them the best of the erotica genre. Also, as in this book, many of the greatest stories were written by that famous author 'Anonymous' ... HMMMM

The first story in this book, 'Caroline', we have our young innocent heroine going off to a girls boarding school with the daughter of a family friend. Although she may have come from a repressed household it certainly didn't take Caroline long to teach haer what she really really liked.

The sencond story, 'Susy', probably one of the shortest in the book a young waif of a grl is taken into the household of a wealthy lady of society where we find that expectations of grooming her in the world of sapphic love were not really that necessary.

This book has 16 short stories and weighs in at a whopping 590 pages..... and .. because it is an antholgy of great Victorian erotica the reader may find some stories 'interesting' while others are so hot they will cerrainly 'rock your boat' .....
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