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Katherine Paperback – 13 Apr 1999

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Product details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Moon Books,U.S. (13 April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1562011324
  • ISBN-13: 978-1562011321
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 11.4 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,258,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nineteen and naive, upper-class Victorian lass Katherine is driven into marriage to escape the boorish pawings of her guardian. But her new in-laws have some surprising plans for her -- a series of erotic episodes that cover every imaginable location on land and sea.

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This is one of the sparkling gems of Victorian erotic literature, one of the batch reprinted by Grove Press in the 1980s, anonymously, and since by Blue Moon, under the authorship of Patrick Henden. As with most of the Grove Press collection, this one concerns a time and place in which moneyed families with country houses lived in isolation from the general populace, and were essentially idle apart from their freedom to disport themselves libidinously, one family with another. The eponymous Katherine is the adopted daughter of one such family. She enters an arranged marriage with the son of the Beresford family, an effeminate young man given to wearing female clothing. His inability to satisfy her in the marriage bed is of little consequence, however, as she finds a wealth of opportunities amongst the males (and females) of neighbouring families, and various passing travellers. Cane, whip and birch serve to stimulate and to discourage unwillingness. There are thus many opportunities for erotic encounters, involving a range of generations, in which family ties are deemed unimportant. The book begins superbly, although it does eventually descend into the formulaic devices common in the genre, including a yacht voyage and a spell in a girl's school. An excellent example of the genre which falls short of perfection only in this latter failing.
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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW I should have known .... 9 Jan. 2001
By Rudolf Spoerer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Published May 1999 and already it's out of stock ...
Tis is one of Patrick Henden's best works and I certainly hope they do another realistic print run ...
The story deals with Katherin a young 19 yr old that seems to marry INTO a very very sexually liberated Victorian family ...
The scenes are hot and scrumtious ....
A MUST HAVE for your erotic library
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourites 26 Sept. 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have read several (and collected a few) books on erotic fiction over time. This book has been part of my collection for several years, and I have no plans of parting with it!
The story is very well written. It is set in Victorian England, and is of a girl who is introduced to all forms of sexual pleasure.
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