Most of his works remain untranslated into english. What is surprising about this book is when it was written. Probably the first book which blatantly addresses the issue of female sexual domination, this is today a classic of the genre and it is the author from whom the word masochism takes its name. Tantalizing erotic tale of sexual obsession, submission, perversion and control. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read venus in furs. At that time, the city was the capital of habsburg galicia, and leopold s childhood would have given sigmund freud plenty of food for thought. This is a passionate and powerful portrayal of one mans struggle to enlighten and instruct himself and others in the realm of desire. Besieged in wonder and suspense, the love affair between characters. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Venus furs by sacher masoch abebooks passion for books.
The novel venus in furs is his only book commonly available in english. Severin is a young galician nobleman with a secret. The author artfully shows the reader the pain endured by severin, the main character, and the twisted pleasure obtained from it. The novel draws themes, like female dominance and sadomasochism heavily from sachermasochs own life. Venus in furs of this book, intended for private circulation, only 1225 copies have been printed, and type afterward distributed. The unnamed narrator tells his dreams to a friend, severin, who tells him how to break him of his fascination with cruel women by reading a manuscript, memoirs of a. Full text books archive of free books, texts, documents, classic literature, drama and poetry. Venus in furs is a fictionalized account of sachermasochs own sexual peccadilloes. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app.
Digital rights management drm the publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to install free software in order to unlock and read it. The novel was to be part of an epic series that sachermasoch envisioned called legacy of cain. The unnamed narrator tells his dreams to a friend, severin, who tells him how to break him of his fascination with cruel women by reading a manuscript, memoirs of a supersensual man. The novel draws themes, like female dominance and sadomasochism, and character inspiration heavily from sachermasochs own life. Venus in furs im project gutenberg fur nutzer aus deutschland. Others want to carry documents around with them on their mobile phones and read while they are on the move. Venus furs by sacher masoch, first edition abebooks. As a result, the book is considered a novella rather than a novel and is only around 39,000 words long. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Born 1836 in lemberg in the austrohungarian empire now lviv in ukraine, sachermasoch was a very popular writer of german fiction, often short stories depicting the types of regional characters of his day, but venus in furs remains his most famous and significant novel.
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Made into 20 film, venus in furs, by academy award winning director, roman polanski, story of a man who willingly makes himself a sexual slave of a beautiful woman whom he loves. Many people prefer to read offline or to print out text and read from the real printed page. The novel venus in furs is his only book the term masochism is derived from his name. Venus in furs was part of love, the first volume of the series. Free download or read online venus in furs pdf epub book. During his lifetime, sachermasoch was well known as a man of letters, a utopian thinker who espoused socialist and humanist ideals in his fiction and nonfiction. I imagine the favorite of this beautiful despot, who is whipped when his mistress grows tired of kissing him, and whose love only grows more intense the more he is trampled underfoot. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 160 pages and is available in paperback format. This is a totally new edition, with exclusive illustrations ten sumptuous fullpage watercolours and twenty lineandwash drawings. Indeed, leopold s father was the citys chief of police, a fairly ruthless job in those days, as galicia was a tinderbox. Venus furs by sacher masoch, first edition abebooks passion for books.1558 1179 1304 1485 102 1234 466 233 1401 254 895 782 72 301 1228 1343 788 210 1632 62 1194 1007 534 632 1482 313 1611 1358 724 232 138 1341 943 928 629 1480 1078