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The infamous Victorian monthly magazine The Pearl was published in London from July 1879 to December 1880 and was subsequently shut down by the authorities for publishing obscene literature. Each issue was devoted to explicit erotic stories, sex in high society, incest and flagellation, interspersed with ribald parodies, poems and naughty limericks. HIDDEN GEMS is a selection of the best of The Pearl—over 330 pages!—  drawn from all of its original 18 issues and provides a fascinating look at the secret obsessions  behind  the Puritan’s mask. Step inside and enjoy a raunchy romp through the Victorian underground.

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“THIS MODERN CLASSIC DESERVES TO BE RANKED ALONGSIDE THE GREAT FRENCH EROTIC MASTERPIECES, STORY OF O AND THE IMAGE, AND VERY FEW OTHERS. NOT FOR THE FAINT-HEARTED OR THE NARROW-MINDED, THIS STORY OF LOVE, EXCESS, DEGRADATION, CRUELTY, TENDERNESS AND BEAUTY IS FOR ALL WOMEN WHOSE FANTASIES AND DESIRES EMBRACE THE INTENSELY EROTIC.” —DAWN AVRIL FITZROY
In the tradition of Decadent literature, spiced with Gothic, this provocative contemporary novel takes the reader on a voyage through dream, reverie, fantasy, memory and imagination – recounting the raptures and tortures in the initiation of a young woman, Gabrielle, by the Vicomtesse, the Comte and their entourage in The Domain.
THE RITES OF ECSTASY
Hélène Lavelle
Translated from the French by Valéry Soers
Trade paperback original; 240 pp., $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-7356159-0-5


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Priapeia
Upstanding Epigrams on Priapus
Selected by Lawrence Hamilton
Notes by Sir Richard Burton
Translated by Leonard C. Smithers
Pocket Erotica [№ 4 ]

From Their Lips to His Ear
Denis Diderot
Edited by Lawrence Hamilton
Pocket Erotica [№ 6 ]

Poems of Lust & Desire
by Libertine Poets of the XVII and XVIII Centuries
Pocket Erotica [№ 8 ]

Travels to Merryland:
Containing a Topographical, Geographical and Natural History of that Country
Roger Pheuquewell, Esq.
Pocket Erotica [№ 10 ]

Debauch-O-Rama:
A Restoration Closet Drama
John Wilmot
Pocket Erotica [№ 11 ]






… at eighteen nothing, nothing could satisfy her. She had not yet felt happiness well from her own heart, but had to seek it in vain everywhere, in the hot sun flashing over concrete, where it lived in deep pools of water in the woods, and existed in other people’s eyes. Her longing at eighteen knew no bounds; she was secretive and lonely, dark and insatiable.



Sapphic Vamp

 


 

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