Emmanuelle

2 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 12 ratings

Emmanuelle Publisher's Summary

This now classic audiobook of erotica is, alongside Story of O, the most famous French underground novel of the late twentieth century and a work of seductive literary merit. Written by the wife of a diplomat in the French Foreign Service, it takes the form of an autobiographical novel, which it may or may not be.

As the story opens, Emmanuelle is boarding a plane in London to rejoin her husband in Bangkok. She finds herself powerfully compelled by the overnight passenger seated beside her, and before she has landed, her irrepressible sensual nature has begun to open wide vistas of sexual possibility. As the novel continues, she moves easily from the waiting arms of her husband to intimacies with the wives of his business associates to further explorations and experiences in which the subtle aesthetics of eroticism are expounded - and enacted - to their fullest.

Emmanuelle, which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies since its initial clandestine publication in France, relates the movement of a woman from an unconscious to a profoundly conscious sexuality.

©1971 English translation copyright 1971 by Grove Press; First published in Paris, France, copyright Le Terrain Vague 1967. Recorded by arrangement with Grove/Atlantic, Inc. (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Emmanuelle

    • By: Emmanuelle Arsan
    • Narrated by: Allegra Cole
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 9

    This now classic audiobook of erotica is, alongside Story of O, the most famous French underground novel of the late twentieth century and a work of seductive literary merit. Written by the wife of a diplomat in the French Foreign Service, it takes the form of an autobiographical novel, which it may or may not be.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Emmanuelle II

    • By: Emmanuelle Arsan
    • Narrated by: Allegra Cole
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Emmanuelle II continues the story of an unforgettable woman, a happy sensualist, whose unusual erotic experimentation explores the philosophy of sexuality in a novel of literary and philosophical merit.

    The beautiful heroine's initiation into the ecstasies of love are here set against the exotic background of Thailand, where she easily moves from the attentions of a handsome Siamese prince at an elegant soiree to the dark ante-chamber of a Buddhist temple to learn how the vow of celibacy can be cleverly circumvented by a venerable old monk.

    Regular price: $24.95