Sleeping Beauty

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,574 ratings

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty Publisher's Summary

From best-selling author Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquleaure, 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 100 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.

©1983 A. N. Roquelaure (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
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  • Book 1

    • The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

    • Sleeping Beauty Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Anne Rice
    • Narrated by: Samantha Prescott, Corbin Steele
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 885
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 809
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 826

    From best-selling author Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquleaure, 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well if you want a big helping of BDSM smut,

    • By Max on 01-01-17

    Regular price: $30.79

  • Book 2

    • Beauty's Punishment

    • By: Anne Rice
    • Narrated by: Samantha Prescott, Corbin Steele
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 398
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 352
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 354

    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", as her education in love, cruelty, dominance, submission, and tenderness is turned over to the brazenly handsome Captain of the Guard.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Needs better narrators!!!!!

    • By VampSlayer0 on 09-16-14

    Regular price: $27.37

  • Book 3

    • Beauty's Release

    • Sleeping Beauty Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Anne Rice
    • Narrated by: Samantha Prescott, Corbin Steele
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 274

    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. As this voluptuous adult fairy tale moves toward conclusion, all of Beauty's encounters with the myriad variations of sexual fantasy are presented in a sensuous, rich prose that intensifies this exquisite rendition of Love's secret world and makes the Beauty series an incomparable study of erotica.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Erotica

    • By Lisa C on 05-07-15

    Regular price: $28.51