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Erotic Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) [Hardcover]

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7 Jan 2014 Everyman's Pocket Classics

Erotic Stories is a treasury of amorous tales from around the world, ranging from ancient Greek myths to modern stories of longing and lust.

From the innocent yearning of Daphnis and Chloe evoked by Longus to the sadomasochism of Pauline Réage’s Story of O, this anthology explores human desire across the ages in all its dark complexity. Whether intensely raw or subtly insinuating, the short stories gathered here—by writers as different as Boccaccio and Chekhov, Anaïs Nin and Allan Gurganus—are calculated to unsettle and arouse. Here too are scenes from such classic novels as Choderlos de Laclos’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Nicholson Baker’s The Fermata, from Junichiro Tanizaki’s The Key and Sarah Waters’s Tipping the Velvet. Accounts of ardor and transgression also flow from unexpected pens: an astonishingly explicit scene from Edith Wharton’s unfinished “Beatrice Palmato,” for example, and Guy de Maupassant’s heated “Idyll,” which describes a young peasant woman offering her breast to a starving stranger on a train.

Hunger is the fierce undercurrent to these tales: the gnawing lust of one lover for another, or the greedy pursuit of a particular inclination. The elegant depravity of an eighteenth-century French aristocrat, the dreamlike seductions of an Egyptian jinni in the form of a snake, the brutal anonymity of a highway truck-stop encounter—the stories in this richly varied collection reveal that the urge to articulate sexual desire is as inventive as it is timeless.

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  • Hardcover: 374 pages
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library (7 Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375712399
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375712395
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 441,164 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Many of the stories featured in this pocket-sized book are by known and admired authors. Not as blatantly erotic as might be expected, the emphasis being on subtlety. I haven't yet read them all, but am impressed by the stories that I have read to date.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good collection - misleading cover 19 Feb 2014
By kambizT - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I am a big fan of Everyman's Library and they are doing a great job in delivering good and classic treasure of literature. This collection is very well selected and is very good to read. I am not a big fan of the cover as it is a bit misleading but the literary collection is fantastic.
4.0 out of 5 stars Excerpt Book 4 Sep 2014
By Keira Kelly - Published on Amazon.com
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An excerpt from all the classics. If you are an avid collector, this isn't something you need, since you probably have the full versions of these stories. Great shipping, beautifully presented but they didn't break the mold in what stories are included.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 16 July 2014
By Diana K Seamon - Published on Amazon.com
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Kind of lame
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