O is a young, beautiful fashion photographer in Paris. One day her lover, René, takes her to a château, where she is enslaved, with René's approval, and systematically sexually assaulted by various other men. Later, René turns O over to Sir Stephen, an English friend who intensifies the brutality. But the final humiliation is yet to come.
©1965 Grove Press, Inc. (P)2012 Tantor
"A rare thing, a pornographic book well written and without a trace of obscenity." (Graham Greene)
I had heard about this book all my life but never knew exactly how much it would make my ski. Crawl until I heard it! I couldn't stop listening to it though. How much torture and violation can person take?
After all the hype I've heard about it over the years, I expected more. It was controvertial in its time, but now it is old hat
Retired evidently sounds better than disabled.. It's a knee thing. Bone on bone, baby. Not a good candidate for surgery (health issues)..
Was not as expected. Too much critique at the first about other authors. Confused why they did not include the last stated chapter.
Did not seem complete.
Not any others from this person.
Kind of bored, unhappy.
Be very aware...
Authentic passionate story. Quite a perspective from which to view life. A very different culture. Strangely seductuve.
I probably would
The story in its self is just sad. While I didnt hate the book there is nothing erotic about the story.
nothing? She did fine.
It was nice to have a break to absorb the depth of what was happening.
We are all prisons of our own devise...
I read this a long time ago and was intrigued by the book. Lost the book and was thrilled to find it as an audible book. Listened to the book once so far, but will listen again. Still hard for me to understand what people will do to others. Lambs to the slaughter.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Remember this is "classic literature", I am more of a modern story listener myself, I did not enjoy this.
Yes. I tried to read the book and stopped by the 1st chapter
The opening at the House
! Love to listen to jazz, r/b and listen to erotic or a good paranormal sci-fi and " good narration is everything"
It was the voice of the narrator. It was the most boring, dragging put you to sleep. Finally after three tries," I SAY THE HELL WITH IT".
It's just outdated and strange. There are some good parts, but really, it's like a museum piece.
I always love this narrator. But I'd rather listen to her read anything else than this awful book.
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