Venus in Furs (Harper Perennial Forbidden Classics)

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HarperCollins UK, Apr 15, 2010 - Fiction - 160 pages
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First published in 1870, the author of ‘Venus in Furs’ defined – and unwittingly gave his own name to – that sexual proclivity we know as masochism in this understated, charged erotic classic.

What woman could resist a trembling man handing her the whip?

Severin is a young Galician nobleman with a secret; he can only love a woman with a ruthless heart, who will rain her whip upon him in a shower of bloody kisses. When he meets Wanda, the wealthy and beautiful widow living in the apartment upstairs, he wonders if she might be the one to help him realise his darkest desires. But Wanda is better than she ever dreamed possible at domination – and soon Severin realises he is powerless to escape what he has begun. Here, fantasy and reality writhe together in a ceaseless, fraught embrace...

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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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About the author (2010)

Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch was an Austrian writer of fiction and short stories, who inspired the clinical category of ‘masochism’. His complex sexual fantasies, involving the love of pain and submission, ignited a once secretive pursuit into that of a recognised fetish. His masterpiece inspired a famous song of the same name by The Velvet Underground, and continues to be referred to as a defining work within the realm of erotic literature.

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