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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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Finally got around to reading this. Didn't realize that it was going to be quite so explict in the beginning. Anne Rice wrote the beauty series over 20 years ago, and it really shows how much of a hack Laurell K. Hamilton really is, if you compare all of her writing over time. ( )
  Schlyne | Nov 12, 2015 |
The first part of 3 books. This book really was surprising. It did absorbs me to the end. One less point is the fact that all 'slaves" are beautiful princes and princesses. It gives the impression that beauty is all that counts. Looking forward to part 2 ( )
  misty13 | Oct 15, 2015 |
More porn by Anne Rice, but it is soft core, as I remember. I embarassed myself by lending this to a friend. Awkward. ( )
  joeydag | Jul 23, 2015 |
3.75 I can't really say what I liked about the book (because I can't quite put my finger on it) but it kept me interested. I will say I didn't like the ending but only because it was a cliff hanger. ( )
  bookjunkie57 | Apr 17, 2015 |
It's not for the faint of heart, but it's also far better than 50 Shades of Grey (and I think that's all I can say without making this review completely inappropriate...). Anyway, yes this was a great book & I'm eager to devour the sequels... ( )
  wagner.sarah35 | Feb 25, 2015 |
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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

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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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