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My Secret Life by Anonymous

My Secret Life (original 1888; edition 1890)

by Anonymous

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Title:My Secret Life
Info:Grove Press (1967), Mass Market Paperback
Collections:Your library, Not finished
Tags:fiction, erotica

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My Secret Life by Anonymous (1888)


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Boring. And this guy seemed really proud of the fact that he was a bit (understatement) quick on the draw. He needed a lot more stamina and a lot better imagination. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 22, 2014 |
Read this book 40 years ago....learned a lot of what I know about sex from this book (even though he got some of it wrong!) deemed it erotic, and yes, pornographic...depicts an era when men in the British upper classes with unlimited resources could get away with socially-sanctioned everything in their pursuit of pleasure....hmmmm, have things really changed?...G. ( )
  Gemma. | May 16, 2013 |
This book has everything! Incest, pedophelia, rape, assault, coercion, disease, hookers, bodily functions...
I can't say much of it was very "erotic" but as a cultural piece, an indication of what was acceptable 100+ years ago, it's quite interesting. By the end it gets more than repetitive and the last couple of "conquests" were drawn out and uncomfortable for everyone involved.
Not a book for anyone other than the really curious or perverted. ( )
  wpschlitz | Mar 19, 2012 |
Probably the pre-eminent book on Victorian era erotica, not that I read a lot of erotica so I can most definitely say I don't really know what I'm talking about except I've heard this is one of the few chronicles of what the sex life of a male was like in this era-- I got this for more of the historical nature of sex and gender issues in the 18th century, not for the great erotica read and if historical reference is what you're looking for I think you'll get a lot of this book ... that said, the book in general on a personal level isn't my cup of tea, in fact some of it was a bit too scandalous for me to continue reading through -- but, if you want all the naughty bits about what people were up to in the 18th century, then this is the book to start with -- ( )
  offsideher | Mar 24, 2009 |
.....only half read though this book, but i find it nausating and hard to call it a "beautiful thing".raping the domestic help, raping children, getting service by prostitutes, and catching the clap more times than the yankees won world series.....

yet,its a good piece of work.....its either the detailed imaginary compulsions of a diseased mind or the confessions of a fiend. maybe its both ( )
1 vote JayTheMagnificent | Dec 21, 2008 |
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The true identity of "Walter" has never been discovered for certain. The most frequently cited likely author is Henry Spencer Ashbee, a book collector, writer, and bibliographer notable as an early authority on erotic literature.
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