Venus in Furs

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Harper Collins, Dec 15, 2012 - Fiction - 200 pages
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What woman doesn't secretly wish for a submissive man to hand her the whip? Severin is a young nobleman who can only love the most ruthless of women—one who will make him bleed and hurt—and so offers himself to the wealthy and beautiful Wanda to pursue his darkest dreams. Although he at first revels in the submission, he soon realizes that Wanda may be too good at dominating him . . . But he is now powerless to escape. Published in 1870, the classic erotic story Venus in Furs defined for the first time what we now call sadomasochism.

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Venus in Furs

User Review  - pascalthiriet - Babelio

Venus in Furs par Leopold von Sacher-Masoch I have just finish reading Venus in Furs, the book by Sacher-Masoch a few days after I have seen La Venus la fourure it’s adaptation by Roman ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pwntalive - Goodreads

very romantic book. i wish i could find someone to share this sort of rich, emotional connection with. i imagine it as a deeply religious experience. also: no fat chicks if your interested in topping from the bottom... this is the book for you. Read full review

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Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836-1895/1905) was an Austrian writer and editor who is best known for his erotic story Venus in Furs. Educated in law, history, and mathematics, Sacher-Masoch wrote primarily Galician folklore and later served as editor of Auf der Hhe. Internationale Review (At the Pinnacle. International Review) where he focused on exposing anti-semitism and championing the emancipation of women. The prominence of fantasy and fetish in Sacher-Masoch’s work, particularly in Venus in Furs, led to the coining of the term “masochism” by psychiatrist Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing in 1886. Sacher-Masoch spent the last years of his life under psychiatric care and is believed to have died between 1895 and 1905.

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