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The Romance of Lust

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Victorian erotic novel. One of the classics of the genre.
  Fledgist | Feb 12, 2013 |
This is the full, four-volume edition of the original. This is a classic of its genre, one of the all time greats. Although towards the end of what was originally four volumes it does succumb to the commonest fault of the genre, that of turning towards a monotonous litany of permutations and combinations, it contains some of the most stimulating scenarios and situations. The tale concerns a well-endowed, precocious young man, educated at home by a young governess, with his two younger sisters. Two successive governesses fall under his spell, as do his sisters and several female visitors to their home, not to mention his mother. All his conquests are led to believe they are his earliest educators, which adds some amusement to what is hardly a boring plot. Judicious use of the birch is included, both educationally and for stimulus. ( )
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There were three of us - Mary, Eliza, and myself.
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Attributed to Capt. Edward Sellon (1818?-1866) or William Simpson Potter
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Perhaps one of the most plagiarised novels of all time - and definitely one of the most pornographic, The Romance of Lust written between 1873 and 1876 has endured countless reproductions in the form of excerpts, translations and rescripts by assumed authors but throughout it all has survived - as in this edition - in its complete text of the original four volumes. From banned and burnt to legitimatized as an historical piece of writing, The narrative and language reads as fresh as if it were modern erotica and still possesses the unique ability to shock, arouse and make you laugh all at the same time.
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From the author of Forrest Gump and A Storm in Flanders comes a riveting chronicle of America's most critical hour. On December 6, 1941, an unexpected attack on American territory pulled an unprepared country into a terrifying new brand of warfare. Novelist and popular historian Winston Groom vividly re-creates the story of America's first year in World War II. To the generation of Americans who lived through it, the Second World War was the defining event of the twentieth century, and the defining events of that war were played out in the year 1942.

This account covers the Allies' relentless defeats as the Axis overran most of Europe, North Africa, and the Far East. But midyear the tide began to turn. America finally went on the offensive in the Pacific, and in the west the British defeated Rommel's panzer divisions at El Alamein while the U.S. Army began to push the Germans out of North Africa. By the year's end, the smell of victory was in the air. 1942, told with Groom's accomplished storyteller's eye, allows us into the admirals' strategy rooms, onto the battle fronts, and into the heart of a nation at war.

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