'A macabre tale, brilliantly told' London Evening Standard
'Strikingly original, combining horror and wit in equal proportions' Daily Telegraph
"AS YOU ARE WELL AWARE, BEING MEN OF THE WORLD, I HAVE BEEN BRANDED AS A LECHER, A FORNICATOR, A CREATURE DEDICATED TO MAKING NOTHING ELSE BUT LOVE."
In his coffin, awaiting judgment, a once-celebrated playboy recalls his life of debauchery. He remembers his first seduction by the entrancing blonde Antonella one hot afternoon on an Adriatic island. He surveys lasciviously his subsequent notorious career as a full-time sensualist in the bedrooms and boudoirs of two continents. He ponders his descent into bankruptcy and alcoholism. And, most disturbing of all, he contemplates his bizarre relationship with Catesby, a satanic figure who hovers mockingly over his life until the final, terrifying climax...
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Derek Marlowe was born in London in 1938. He was a novelist, playwright and screen writer. A Dandy in Aspic, his first novel, was originally published in 1966 and became an international bestseller. It was translated into 15 languages and Marlowe himself adapted the book into a film starring Laurence Harvey and Mia Farrow. He was the author of eight further novels, including The Disappearance, which was originally published as Echoes of Celandine and became a film starring Donald Sutherland. The Memoirs of a Venus Lackey was first published in 1968. Marlowe had one son, Ben, and died in 1996 at the age of fifty-eight.
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Book Description The Viking Press, 1968. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0224613081