Emmanuelle (Harper Perennial Forbidden Classics)

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First published in 1959, 'Emmanuelle' inspired the most successful x-rated film of all time, spawning an industry in imitations and worldwide notoriety. Can sharing only add to your pleasure? Emmanuelle is curious. Her husband Jean married her for her 'erotic genius', not to possess her. The only solution to Emmanuelle's passion is through a mentor; a man who will guide her through her deepest fantasies - unveiling languid tales of discovery in the close heat of the Orient. 'Emmanuelle' is a candid confession and liberated exploration of erotic philosophy and bisexuality, where the contrast between repression and desire results in an intense, boundary-breaking journey into the exotic.

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"Lyrical and graphic . . . But it's not all salacious play-by-play. The sex scenes are interspersed with abstract musings about the nature of sex. One of the central ideas, which I will now clinically paraphrase to conform to standards of decency, is this: The definition of the erotic is arousal, not climax . . . the book's argument reverberates beyond the erotic. The writing I most enjoy now delights in the moment's contours and textures, not surprising plot twists. The best work seduces the reader through nuanced details and observations, and does away with italics and exclamation points. It takes pleasure in the ambiguous interstices of life while dismissing its flagrant resolutions. In short, it arouses." --Teddy Wayne, NPR

"This new edition reminds us how this revolutionary epic had an impact on the sexual liberation of women." --"Le Parisien Magazine"

"Hedonistic, joyful and much more fresh than Fifty Shades of Grey." --"Marianne"

"Emmanuelle is not just sex; it is an eroticism that is vintage, oneiric, utopian, and tender, an optimistic and radiant eroticism." --"lepoint.fr"

"An unrestrained erotic novel, replete with details of the author's sexual experiences and erotic philosophy. Emmanuelle Arsan has launched an all-out one-woman crusade to liberate mankind from the sexual taboos that have woven themselves into our moral nature and end up by ruling us through unjust laws." --"Panorama" (Italy)

"Emmanuelle writes nearly as well as the Divine Marquis [de Sade], and shows the same penchant for philosophy." --"Le Nouvel Observateur"

"Emmanuelle's eroticism is not pathological, unlike the eroticism of revolt. It is a crucial part of the satisfaction of the individual, which feels threatened by nothing, which unfolds in harmony with the world: an eroticism of perfect accord." --"Le Magazine Litteraire"

Praise for Emmanuelle:

"Lyrical and graphic . . . But it's not all salacious play-by-play. The sex scenes are interspersed with abstract musings about the nature of sex. One of the central ideas, which I will now clinically paraphrase to conform to standards of decency, is this: The definition of the erotic is arousal, not climax . . . the book's argument reverberates beyond the erotic. The writing I most enjoy now delights in the moment's contours and textures, not surprising plot twists. The best work seduces the reader through nuanced details and observations, and does away with italics and exclamation points. It takes pleasure in the ambiguous interstices of life while dismissing its flagrant resolutions. In short, it arouses." --Teddy Wayne, NPR

"This new edition reminds us how this revolutionary epic had an impact on the sexual liberation of women." --Le Parisien Magazine

"Hedonistic, joyful and much more fresh than Fifty Shades of Grey." --Marianne

"Emmanuelle is not just sex; it is an eroticism that is vintage, oneiric, utopian, and tender, an optimistic and radiant eroticism." --lepoint.fr

"An unrestrained erotic novel, replete with details of the author's sexual experiences and erotic philosophy. Emmanuelle Arsan has launched an all-out one-woman crusade to liberate mankind from the sexual taboos that have woven themselves into our moral nature and end up by ruling us through unjust laws." --Panorama (Italy)

"Emmanuelle writes nearly as well as the Divine Marquis [de Sade], and shows the same penchant for philosophy." --Le Nouvel Observateur

"Emmanuelle's eroticism is not pathological, unlike the eroticism of revolt. It is a crucial part of the satisfaction of the individual, which feels threatened by nothing, which unfolds in harmony with the world: an eroticism of perfect accord." --Le Magazine Littéraire

About the Author:

Emmanuelle Arsan is the pseudonym of Marayat and Louis Jacques Rollet-Andriane, and was initially revealed to be written by Marayat - in order to conceal the identity of her husband, a French diplomat.

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