Venus in Furs

Venus in Furs

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Classics & Modern Classics
Paperback Published on: 05/10/2000
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Synopsis

'Venus in Furs' describes the obsessions of Severin von Kusiemski, a European nobleman who desires to be enslaved to a woman. Severin finds his ideal of voluptuous cruelty in the merciless Wanda von Dunajew. This is a passionate and powerful portrayal of one man's struggle to enlighten and instruct himself and others in the realm of desire. Published in 1870, the novel gained notoriety and a degree of immortality for its author when the word "masochism" - derived from his name - entered the vocabulary of psychiatry. This remains a classic literary statement on sexual submission and control.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780140447811
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Weight: 140g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 12 mm

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