Erotic Sleeping Beauty

3 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 1,699 ratings

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty Publisher's Summary

In the traditional folktale of Sleeping Beauty, the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind's unconscious. Now Anne Rice's retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire.

Here the Prince reawakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty's complete and total enslavement to him...as Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, a compelling experience.

©1999 A.N. Roquelaure (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

    • The First of the Classic Erotic Trilogy of Sleeping Beauty
    • By: Anne Rice
    • Narrated by: Genvieve Bevier, Winthrop Eliot
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 858
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 404
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 413

    In the traditional folktale of Sleeping Beauty, the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind's unconscious. Now Anne Rice's retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dark Erotica

    • By Denise on 01-09-08

    Regular price: $13.68

  • Book 2

    • Beauty's Punishment

    • The Second of the Classic Erotic Trilogy of Sleeping Beauty
    • By: Anne Rice writing as A. N. Roquelaure
    • Narrated by: Genvieve Bevier, Winthrop Eliot
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 220

    This sequel to The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, the first of Anne Rice's elegantly written volumes of erotica, continues her explicit, teasing exploration of the psychology of human desire. Now Beauty, having indulged in a secret and forbidden infatuation with the rebellious slave Prince Tristan, is sent away from the Satyricon-like world of the Castle. Sold at auction, she will soon experience the tantalizing punishments of "the village".

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Bad and Good

    • By Susan on 08-22-04

    Regular price: $13.68

  • Book 3

    • Beauty's Release

    • The Third of the Classic Erotic Trilogy of Sleeping Beauty
    • By: Anne Rice writing as A. N. Roquelaure
    • Narrated by: Genvieve Bevier, Winthrop Eliot
    • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 173

    In the final volume of Anne Rice's deliciously tantalizing erotic trilogy, Beauty's adventures on the dark side of sexuality make her the bound captive of an Eastern Sultan and a prisoner in the exotic confines of his harem.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not the best.

    • By Susan on 09-04-04

    Regular price: $15.96