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Gordon: A Novel (original 1966; edition 2004)

by Edith Templeton

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Gordon by Edith Templeton (1966)

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    Nine and a Half Weeks: A Memoir of a Love Affair by Elizabeth McNeill (bluepiano)
    bluepiano: Both are autobiographical accounts presented as fiction & both are written by strong-minded women who felt a need to be controlled.
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Louisa é uma jovem elegante e insegura. Gordon é um psiquiatra com apetite sexual voraz e um gosto pelo não convencional. Eles se conhecem em um bar e quase imediatamente se vêem envolvidos em um relacionamento de dominação e loucura, onde o sexo sem restriçoes, a dor, o desespero e o prazer são os elementos principais.
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One must live and love; life and love must end.
If only, oh Fates, you’d cut both these threads at once.
-GOETHE
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At a quarter to six in the afternoon on a sunny day in June, I was sitting near the bar counter at Shepherds watching a man above the rim of my glass. I was certain he was going to try to pick me up. I was less certain what I was going to do about it. In looks he reminded me of Major Carter who, a few weeks ago, had embraced me while taking me home in a staff car from a regimental dance and who, upon being repulsed, had apologised: "I can't think what came over me. And you such a nice girl, too.
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Originally written under a pseudonym, this thrilling novel of passion in post-World War II London was banned upon its publication in the late 1960s, and is only now being republished under the author’s real name. Edith Templeton creates an indelible character in the smartly dressed Louisa, a savvy young woman in the midst of a divorce who meets a charismatic man in a pub and within an hour has been sexually conquered by him on a garden bench. Thus begins her baffling but magnetic love affair with, and virtual enslavement to, Richard Gordon.

Gordon, a psychiatrist, keeps Louisa in his thrall with his almost omniscient ability to see through her and she, in turn, is gripped by the deep, unexpected pleasure of complete submission. As they venture further and further into the depths—both psychological and sexual—she begins, for the first time, to understand her troubled history and the self that has emerged from it.

In her clean, precise style, with every social nuance and motive exquisitely observed, Templeton delivers a tightly wound drama, unsparingly forthright in its description of how this form of love can bring incomparable rapture. Louisa’s unsettling story has more than the ring of truth to it: it is told with urgency and
relish, and its outcome, which leaves Louisa enlightened and changed forever, is profoundly satisfying.

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"Originally written under a pseudonym, this thrilling novel of passion in post-World War II London was banned upon its publication in the late 1960s, and is only now being republished under the author's real name. Edith Templeton creates an indeliable character in the smartly dressed Louisa, a savvy young woman in the midst of a divorce who meets a charismatic man in a pub and within an hour has been sexually conquered by him on a garden bench. Thus begins her baffling but magnetic love affair with, and virtual enslavement to, Richard Gordon." "Gordon, a psychiatrist, keeps Louisa in his thrall with his almost omniscient ability to see through her and she, in turn, is gripped by the deep, unexpected pleasure of complete submission. As they venture further and further into the depths - both psychological and sexual - she begins, for the first time, to understand her troubled history and the self that has emerged from it."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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