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The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (edition 1999)

by Anne Rice, A. N. Roquelaure (Pseudonym)

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Title:The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
Authors:Anne Rice
Other authors:A. N. Roquelaure (Pseudonym)
Info:Plume (1999), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 272 pages
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the retelling of a traditional folk tale interpreted through a world of erotic yearnings and fantasy ( )
  melsbks | Sep 16, 2014 |
Umm. I am a little traumatized but still somehow slightly intrigued. This book is definitely not for the squeamish! ( )
  meggarrett0609 | Aug 6, 2014 |
This book left me very perplexed. I liked it, but on the only hand I didn't. It is better written than the 50 Shades trilogy and should not even be compared to it, nor should any book for that matter. It was recommended on the the cover on this book and I wasn't happy. You can read my scathing review of that garbage here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/487166720
Back to the book. This book was written well, concerning the interesting plot, concept, and general description in the novel. The characters were incredibly confusing because everyone was referenced by their titles, like Prince or Princess, except for a few key characters who used their names. I know that the spanking was supposed to assert dominance and be somewhat pleasurable, but they only described the welts and bruises the person received. It was disconcerting because they focused on the pain aspect, rather than pleasure. But, I would still read the rest of the books in the series. It was a quick read, mostly because I couldn't put this book down. If she did different fairy tales with her nom de plume, I would probably read those as well. ( )
  aliterarylion | Jul 14, 2014 |
Yeah that's right - I read it. ( )
  Pabkins | Jun 24, 2014 |
This book is about TPE (Total power exchange) and mostly about pain. Interesting read and way more "bdsm" than 50 Shades of Grey could ever be. ( )
  AvitaCosno | Apr 19, 2014 |
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The prince had all his young life known the story of Sleeping Beauty, cursed to sleep for a hundred years, with her parents, the King and Queen, and all of the Court, after pricking her finger on a spindle.
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A. N. Roquelaure is a pseudonym of Anne Rice.
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Before E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey, there was Anne Rice’s New York Times best seller The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

In the traditional folktale of "Sleeping Beauty," the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind's unconscious. In the first book of the trilogy, Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquelaure, retells the Beauty story and probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince awakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty's complete and total enslavement to him . . . as Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, a compelling experience. Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey will indulge in Rice’s deft storytelling and imaginative eroticism, a sure-to-be classic for years to come.

Praise for The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty:

"Articulate, baroque, and fashionably pornographic." —Playboy

"Something very special . . . at once so light and yet so haunting." —The Advocate

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:46:32 -0400)

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The Prince awakens Sleeping Beauty and brings her to his castle, where she has a series of erotic adventures.

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