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Laura by Anonymous
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Patrick Henden, the probable author here, writes erotic literature which has such a strongly evocative air that it creates an illusion of intense erotic emotion almost without being specific about what precisely is going on. Laura has no real plot to speak of, beyond being a sort of diary of an extended family, including a number of servants and friends, in which erotic behaviour appears to be the main calling. It is understood that women should act submissively towards men, gratifying their every sexual whim, and that they should also seek erotic stimulus from the females they encounter daily, whether these are relatives or servants. Training, with the help of burnishings with a leather strap, or using a birch, figures largely in the maintenance of the society described here. I would imagine that the implicit sensuousness that pervades the book could simply be irritating to many readers, wishing to be more directly engaged by descriptions of sexual activity, but for those who appreciate a more poetic treatment, headily erotic, then this book will be found interesting. ( )
  CliffordDorset | Aug 18, 2009 |
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In the tradition of such works as The Romance of Lust, The Boudoir, Suburban Souls, and Beatrice, this powerfully poetic, powerfully sensuous story of an alluring, enigmatic young woman learning about the infinite manifestations of love, holds a revered place in the Blue Moon Victorian Library.

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