Product Number: EB00640874
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802192714
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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A young woman discovers the boundless potential of her sexuality in this classic work of radiant, joyful eroticism. It begins with nineteen-year-old Emmanuelle's flight from London to join her husband in Bangkok. On the airplane, she is seduced by the passenger seated next to her. By the time they land, she has indulged her irrepressible and insatiable sexual appetite, embarking on an odyssey of hedonistic sensual discovery that takes her from the arms of her husband to intimate encounters with the wives of his business associates, to further explorations wherein the philosophical and aesthetic facets of eroticism are expounded-and enacted-to the fullest degree. "Lyrical and graphic" (NPR), Emmanuelle is as pertinent today as it was four decades ago, a reminder of "how this revolutionary epic had an impact on the sexual liberation of women" (Le Parisien Magazine). "Emmanuelle is not just sex; it is an eroticism that is vintage, oneiric, utopian, and tender, an optimistic and radiant eroticism." -Le Point "Emmanuelle's eroticism is not pathological, unlike the eroticism of revolt. It is a crucial part of the satisfaction of the individual, which feels threatened by nothing, which unfolds in harmony with the world: an eroticism of perfect accord." -Le Magazine Litteraire

Author(s): Emmanuelle Arsan
Genre: Romance
Original Publish Date: Mar 11, 2014

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