Aphrodite is a French-language novel by Pierre Louÿs. Set in Alexandria, the novel tells the story of Chrysis, a courtesan, and the sculptor Démétrios. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 8 by Pierre Louÿs. Aphrodite: Moeurs antiques by Pierre Louÿs. No cover available. Download; Bibrec. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

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Reagan’s Rare Books Published: Some sections, particularly those dealing with young prostitutes, are uncomfortable reading for modern audience, and I skipped those parts, but the bulk of the story is a passionate, erotic love story.

The book is in very good readable condition. Demetrios becomes obsessed with Chrysis, but to win her he must bring her three gifts, and the obtaining of each of these three gifts involves a great crime.

This classical tale of sensuous love was one of the best-selling novels of its time. Where Manara shines as a comic artist, his watercolors are uneven.

Nov 19, Mel rated it really liked it Shelves: So, as may be seen, this scandalous, phenomenal bestseller aphroditte its time is something more than a mere “stroke book. He was also a great celebrant of Lesbian love–indeed, like Kristeva in her ‘Soleil Noir,’ Louys seems to question how on earth women ever come to be attracted to men at all–and to this day Louys is something of a minor icon pierre Lesbian cultural history.

Following a long tradition of publishing this work with sensuous illustrations, Humanoids, a French publisher, took a 19th century erotic novel by Pierre Louys and divided it into four hardbound books, eac This book is aphroditd in many ways, but is disappointing at times.


Summary Discuss Reviews 0 Couchee sur la poitrine, les coudes en avant, les jambes ecartees et la perre dans la main, elle piquait de petits trous symetriques dans un oreiller de lin vert, avec une longue epingle d’or. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

I felt like I was in school while reading this book. Pahrodite makes Biblio different? Venus, the homonimous latin name for the godess, is much more appealing to me, but I got “Sofia” instead, wich I begun to like as soon as I found out it means “knowledge” in greek.

A long band, livid as a water leaf, enveloped the horizon with an olive-coloured girdle.

Aphrodite by Louys, Pierre

Originally published in France with the original French text, this English version chooses an anonymous, but wonderful, translation from the ‘s. The corners are lightly bumped. Aphordite climax, which I will reveal only in a spoiler space later, involves a reversal of power and a decision to embrace transient beauty over life itself, and how art preserves that beauty in eternal, if dead, form. Once paid, book s will ship immediately to customer it’s on the wayyou are welcome to email about shipment date!

Higher up, several tints sprang out of one another, liquid sheets of blue-green sky, irisated, or lilac-coloured, melting insensibly into the leaden azure of the upper heavens. Pages show moderate toning from age.

Oh, no doubt there will be duds here and there as there are in any genresbut my inclusion of potential erotica reads will likely be helped by my overarching focus on, and love for, “non-contemporary” books.

Aphrodite: Moeurs antiques by Pierre Louÿs

It’s just not the book for me. Cinco puntos para el autor, tres para la obra. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket.


Nov 14, carpe librorum: Lists with This Book.

Ancient Manners; Also Known As Aphrodite by Pierre Louÿs – Free Ebook

The text is still vibrant enough to take on the sensual artwork of these modern artists. Folded Corner Books Published: Reprinted loys with the help of original edition published pierrd back []. Paris, Kra,8vo legatura editoriale di lusso, pp. Illustrated with 12 wonderful, Beardsleyesque plates by Donald Denton. Spine slightly faded, excellent copy. But let those who will ever regret not to have known that rapturous youth of the earth which we call ancient life, be allowed to live again, by a fecund illusion, in the days when human nudity the most perfect form that we can know and even conceive of, since we believe it to be in Aphrocite image, could unveil itself under the features of a sacred courtesan, before the twenty thousand pilgrims who covered the strands of Eleusis; when the most sensual love, the divine love of which we are born, was without sin: Goodreads helps you keep track lous books you want to read.

Shortly after the novella begins, the heroine chants a song-poem in praise of her body, ending with some words of praise for her sex:

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