The Art of Seduction (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 7, 2003 - History - 496 pages
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From the creators of the New York Times bestsellerThe 48 Laws of Power, comes a mesmerizing handbook on seduction: the most subtle and effective form of power

Which sort of seducer could you be: Siren? Rake? Cold Coquette? Star? Comedian? Charismatic? or Saint? This book will show you which. Charm, persuasion, the ability to create illusions: these are some of the many dazzling gifts of the Seducer, the compelling figure who is able to manipulate, mislead, and give pleasure all at once. When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won elections and enslaved great minds. Discover who you, or your pursuer, most resembles. Learn, too, the pitfalls of the anti-Seducer.

In part II, immerse yourself in the twenty-four maneuvers and strategies of the seductive process, the ritual by which a seducer gains mastery over his target. Understand how to ‘Choose the Right Victim,’ ‘Appear to Be an Object of Desire,’ and ‘Confuse Desire and Reality.’ As in his other bestsellers, The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, and most recently in Mastery, in The Art of Seduction, an international bestseller, Robert Greene deftly mines history and literature to create an indispensable primer on the essence of one of history's greatest weapons and the ultimate power trip.

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User Review  - Karen Lee - Goodreads

This book has fascinating historical references, but to delve into manipulation page after page is depressing. The only reason I finished is because it is our book club selection. For people who take ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laryssa Wirstiuk - Goodreads

Since I started reading The Art of Seduction, I've recommended it to just about EVERYONE because everyone seriously needs to read this book. It gave me so much insight into people's desires and the ... Read full review

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Contents

The Spectacular Siren
The Sex Siren
Keys to the Character
Dangers
The Ardent Rake
The Demonic Rake
Keys to the Character
Dangers
Keys to Seduction
Reversal
The Calculated Surprise
Keys to Seduction
Reversal
Seductive Oratory
Seductive Writing
Keys to Seduction

The Romantic Ideal
The Beauty Ideal
Keys to the Character
Dangers
The Feminine Dandy
The Masculine Dandy
Keys to the Character
Dangers
Psychological Traits of the Natural
Examples of Natural Seducers
Dangers
The Hot and Cold Coquette
The Cold Coquette
Keys to the Character
Dangers
The Art of Charm
Examples of Charmers
Dangers
Charisma and Seduction
Charismatic TypesHistorical Examples
Dangers
The Fetishistic Star
The Mythic Star
Keys to the Character
Dangers
Typology of the AntiSeducers
Examples of the AntiSeducer
Uses of AntiSeduction
Preparing for the Hunt
Keys to Seduction
Reversal
Friend to Lover
Key to Seduction
Reversal
Good and Bad
Artificial and Natural
Keys to Seduction
Reversal
Creating Triangles
Keys to Seduction
Reversal
Opening a Wound
Keys to Seduction
Reversal
Insinuating Desire
Keys to Seduction
Reversal
The Indulgent Strategy
Keys to Seduction
Reversal
The Tantalizing Object
Reversal
The Mesmerizing Effect
The Sensuous Effect
Keys to Seduction
Reversal
Poetic PresenceAbsence
Keys to Seduction
Reversal
The Victim Strategy
Keys to Seduction
Reversal
Fantasy in the Flesh
Wish Fulfillment
Keys to Seduction
Reversal
Isolationthe Exotic Effect
IsolationThe Only You Effect
Keys to Seduction
Reversal
Seductive Evidence
Some Examples
Reversal
The Erotic Regression
Some Examples
Reversal
The Lost Self
Keys to Seduction
Reversal
Object of Worship
Keys to Seduction
Reversal
The Emotional Roller Coaster
Harshness and Kindness
Keys to Seduction
Reversal
Seductive Gravity
Keys to Seduction
Reversal
Raising the Temperature
Lowering Inhibitions
Keys to Seduction
Reversal
The Perfect Climax
Keys to Seduction
Reversal
Disenchantment
Reversal
Seductive EnvironmentSeductive Time
How to Sell Anything to the Masses
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About the author (2003)

Robert Greene has a degree in classical studies and is the author of several bestselling books, including The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, The Art of Seduction, and Mastery. He lives in Los Angeles.

Joost Elffers is the packaging genius behind Viking Studio's Secret Language series, Play with Your Food, and How Are You Peeling? He lives in New York City.

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