The first great American novel, albeit one written by a Frenchman. Chateaubriand's classic tale of Indian amours was, with Lewis' The Monk and Coleridge's opium dealer, the inspiration for all Romantic works to follow.
To receive her inheritance, young Geraldine Ferguson must spend a week in the house that once lodged her doomed namesake, an early ancestor who'd take her own life rather than be separated from her true love. The spirit of her ancestor infests the living, and Geraldine herself discovers new patterns in love and ecstasy.
Cathy is young, beautiful, and a psychology instructor. Her primary ambition as the story opens is to write her thesis for her master's degree in psychology. When she inherits a cattle ranch in New Mexico, it appears at first as a golden opportunity. She does not need the income from the ranch, but believes the place will be a perfect setting in which to do her writing. Unfortunately, she turns out to be very wrong. Once she arrives, she encounters problems that sidetrack her from any attempt at writing. First of all, there is Juan, the foreman who is running the ranch capably and profitably. Juan is young and handsome, and Cathy is very much attracted to him. But even with her training in psychology, she still has an aversion to sex. She has never lost that guilty, shameful feeling it leaves with her after she has really enjoyed it so much. And each time the problem arises, the feeling grows more nagging and painful. However, Cathy finds it difficult to keep away from Juan....
Cathy's problem is the core of this excellent novel. Superficially, it would seem to have little to do with Women's Liberation. But it has everything to do with the liberation of a woman, and Cathy is exactly the kind of woman Margaret Adams is talking about. This, we feel, makes it a very important book to every reader who is concerned about the future of our society and the drastic way in which it is changing every day.
THE LONELY HOUSEWIFE--THE SEXUALLY INADEQUATE HUSBAND--COUPLES WHOSE PASSIONS KNOW NO END!
These, and many more cases are reviewed in the patients' own words. Many women in today's society no longer are satisfied to be tied to the stove, or just minding the children. They have become sexually emancipated and are constantly seeking new adventures in lovemaking. The wife of today frequently believes that she has been cheated of sexual freedom by the mores of pervious eras... and, heady with the availability of willing partners, more wives today are searching for practices that would have been unthinkable only yesterday.
In this age of the sophisticated Sexual Revolution, lovers are only now discovering spanking and discipline as a means to full arousal. The frankly sexual nature of spanking has been recognized and accepted. And it is now becoming a common foreplay device in bedrooms across America. Read, understand and enjoy.
Poet John Glassco wrote a great many unusual and eccentric works during his career, and ranks among the finest Canadian authors of the 20th Century. This particular title, published under the pseudoym "Miles Underwood," has achieved status as a must-have in your BDSM library. It is the account of Harriet Marwood, summoned to tutor the son of a 19th Century Victorian businessman, Arthur Lovel, whose wife has died, in the proper way to conduct himself, and to quit what is wonderfully termed "self-effacing." Our Ms. Marwood soon takes over the house, leaving the businessman free to consort with Kate, his whore, and the boy, young Richard, at her mercy, where he most wants to be.
They Experience Intense Sexual Thrills!--Often Without Intercourse!--Here Is How--And Why--They Do It!
"They" are the millions of normal, sensual young men and women who find that the satisfaction afforded by "mere" sexual intercourse isn't good enough-- but who nevertheless reach rapturous, convulsive climax by some other sexual act. Among these highly sexed people are those, too, who both can and do enjoy intercourse--but only during or after the performance of some necessary "requirement" vital to their fulfillment. Here in their own unexpurgated words, a representative number of them reveal every detail of those techniques--among them, fellatio, cunnilingus, and the use of dildoes and electric aids--by which they are able to achieve astonishingly long and intense spasms of sexual ecstasy. On these pages, drawing from her vast file of actual case histories and geographically dramatizing them, renowned sexologist Dr. Gerda Mundinger recreates the most intimate and sensually gratifying moments of a select cross-section of "overly" sex men and women who--having left the path to carnal pleasure traveled by most of society--are too often condemned without being understood.
Harriet Daimler's (Iris Owens) second work for Olympia is the account of Adrian, a '50s heiress, neurotic and bed-ridden control fiend, who abuses her nurse Rose, lusts after her father, and despite her invalid state feels herself on top of things. From across the pond arrives Andre, a disinherited cousin, who has his own ideas and strategies... The title and plot for this work were suggested by John Coleman, author of The Enormous Bed.
"Lord George Herbert's" classic account of men and women in a Turkish bordello. Over the course of one night the inhabitants give accounts of how they came to be employed there, and of their vivid sexual histories.
The most obscene play ever written. Rochester, a member of the court of Charles II of the England, had a rep as the most outre sexual deviant of his day. The drama gives us Sodom's king, Bolloxinion, his wife Cuntigratia, their children, generals, ministers and servants engaging in an impossibly wide series of activities, (hook being that *traditional* sex was abandoned, by edict...)
Miss Coote's Confession; Or the Voluptuous Experiences of an Old Maid; In a series of Letters to a Lady Friend, was published by Anonymous in the legendary Victorian magazine Pearl, and charts the progression of punishments that quickly turn into pleasures for their victims.
One of the funniest moments in the history of Olympia came when the South African poet Sinclair Beiles entered Girodias' office with sheets of paper adorned by Chinese characters. Telling Girodias a story about youth spent among missionaries in China, Beiles indicated his reams of parchment, and stated that they were unique erotic writings from that nation, and all he'd need to translate this phenomenal document would be some money each week for a new chapter... As it turns out, Beiles was working from an earlier translation of the 15th century erotic classic Jin Ping Mei, a work about Hsi Men (Ximen Qing) and his six wives that, with its graphic descriptions and instructions, is said to have inspired the Kama Sutra, among other books. The Jin, Ping and Mei in the title are the later three wives, and the most interesting ones for our purposes. One of those later spouses, whose name translates as Golden Lotus, is a character from the classic "Outlaws of the Marsh," delightful woman lady who poisons her ugly, smelly, not-getting-it-done first husband to marry the libertine Hsi Men, and is punished for this crime by the tiger-slaying, heroic brother of husband one. In Jin Ping Mei, Hsi Men is able to take advantage of the corrupt regime and have that heroic brother sent far, far away, while he continues to enjoy his wives and lifestyle. Beiles simplified and improved upon his translation, removing tedious interviews with court officials and drawing out some of the more intimate scenes.
The work is also known, in English, as "Golden Lotus," "The Love Pagoda," "The Six Wives of Hsi Men," etc...
Echoes of Fanny, Moll and Shamela!
Legendary Gargoyle about a young gal who marries a gay earl, is broken in the right way by her husband's father as well as her own maid. After a couple of untimely deaths in the family, our lady finds herself out on the streets, working as a whore, and finally in the arms of a farmer and his amorous family.
The Debauched Hospodar is the tale of Prince Vibescu, Romanian decadent, who travels 'round with Culculine and Alexine, indulging in many adventures, each more impossible than the last.
The Marquis de Sade's first book is an account of Eugenie's education by two libertines. The girl is finally so well-trained, she quite happily watches the rape of her own mother. Actually, the title is a comedy, and is generally considered de Sade's funniest work.
The Merry Order is an epistolary novel, told by one Margaret Anson, about life in service among a coterie of female flagellants. There's quite a bit of secrecy to the order, and not a little flogging. Illustrated.
Jean Genet's seminal Our Lady Of The Flowers (1943) is generally considered to be his finest fictional work. The first draft was written while Genet was incarcerated in a French prison; when the manuscript was discovered and destroyed by officials, Genet, still a prisoner, immediately set about writing it again. It isn't difficult to understand how and why Genet was able to reproduce the novel under such circumstances, because Our Lady Of The Flowers is nothing less than a mythic recreation of Genet's past and then - present history. Combining memories with facts, fantasies, speculations, irrational dreams, tender emotion, empathy, and philosophical insights, Genet probably made his isolation bearable by retreating into a world not only of his own making, but one over which he had total control.
Translation of Les Belles Flagellantes, circa 1905. "Lord Drialys" travels across the New World, there to discover hobbyists applying American zeal to an old European hobby. Volume I takes place in Chicago.
Marcus van Heller's (John Stevenson's), account of a boy and a girl, innocent and in Eve's case somewhat frigid, who flee the countryside for London, him to be a painter, her an actress. Along the way, she trades her innocence for a career, with sometimes disastrous results, he gets caught up in the ecstastic arts scene, the two part, until finally reuniting in an earth-shattering conclusion.
This anonymous tale, published by Olympia in the later years, is an insect's-eye view of amorous contests held in a village, also observing the general activities, as it were. Our eyewitness keeps us close to the action, but casts an intriguingly detached eye, unless he sees fit to aid in the congress.
Who Pushed Paula? is the first work for Olympia by author Akbar del Piombo (Rubington). Published in 1956, this is a tale of observation and violation in the castle of a baron, with many guests, onlookers and participants.
The tragic life of Aubrey Beardsley (illustrator of "The Yellow Book," and Oscar Wilde's Salome) was, in addition to his untimely death at age 25, further marred by censorship. The famed illustrator had compiled his erotic text "Story of Venus and Tannhauser" into a couple of underground editions, but was only able to publish expurgated versions of the work in a magazine known as "The Savoy"--Beardsley was dismissed from the Yellow Book, a publication he had helped found, because of his friendship with Wilde, when the latter was seen holding a yellow book prior to his arrest on charges of homosexuality. Luckily Miles Underwood, author of The English Governess, has joined Beardsley's illustrations with the deceased author's unfinished manuscripts of the story. Adding in his own bits here and there, voila, we have "Under the Hill," a kind of fairy tale for adults, featuring Tannhauser, a German hero of myth and Venus, goddess of love, plus some wild parties, and sex without repercussion.