Story of O: A Novel [Pauline Reage, Sylvia Day] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The notorious novel of dark obsession How far will a. Story of O. A Novel. A Novel. By Pauline Reage Introduction by Sylvia Day Preface by Jean Paulhan Translated by Sabine d’Estree. 24 Jul Published simultaneously in French and English, Story of O Pauline Reage, the author, was a pseudonym, and many people thought that the.

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Why exactly is she interested in being blindfolded, tied up, whipped, and fucked from all angles by a bunch of people she doesn’t even know?

I pf believe that I hadn’t found this book before! It is not forced out of someone. After discoursing on the book’s literary qual ity, he added that: The author used a pen name, then later revealed herself under another pen name, before finally, prior to her death, revealing her true identity. This book is seriously story of o by pauline reage.

Feb 05, Ninoska Goris rated it did not like it Shelves: Regae rejoice when she is story of o by pauline reage pain, when she is distressed, and when she screams or cries. She could scarcely have been more highbrow, nor, according to de St Jorre, more quietly and soberly dressed, more ‘nun-like’.

It would certainly never have been published in England or the United States, both of which were in the grip of censorship laws.

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This was a book that had never been out of story of o by pauline reage, had been bought by millions, and during the s was the most widely read contemporary French novel outside France. Story of O 2 books. In the s and s the numbers crept up. Story of O is a tale of female submission involving a beautiful Parisian fashion photographer named O, who is taught to be constantly available for oralvaginaland anal intercourseoffering herself to any male who belongs to the same secret society as her lover.

Why she consented to publish this abandoned part after so long is a mystery, not least because ov prefaced it with a disclaimer: Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons license. In the film, she recounts the story of o by pauline reage love story behind “Histoire d’O” and marvels that she has reached such a grand age.

Jan 06, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Okay, okay, before I get carried away with that idea, it’s kinda important to point out that it wasn’t clear as to whether O was giving consent to what the people were doing to her.

But the secret remained confined story of o by pauline reage an elite group of insiders until de St Jorre asked for and was granted an interview.

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This quiet, learned woman understood the power of sex. My library Help Advanced Book Search. When he let her go, sobbing and befouled by tears beneath her blindfold, she slipped to the floor, only to feel someone’s knees against her face, and she realized that her mouth was not to be spared. In its place were two alternative, perfunctory story of o by pauline reage.

Say our l I did read this some years ago so honesty compels me to story of o by pauline reage it here. Story of O is not a book to read on the bus – or not the first 60 pages, anyway, which are written with an almost hallucinatory, erotic intensity that you would have to be rather peculiar not to be left hot and bothered by.

One critic has seen Paulhan’s essay as consistent with other themes in his work, including Paulhan’s interest in erotica, his “mystification” of love and sexual relationships, and a view of women that is arguably sexist.

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Which, storh I said in my review of Fifty Shades of Greyis important because all parties are supposed to get something out of it. My parents had a pretty hands-off attitude to my compulsive reading, and so in my early adolescence I read a lot of stuff that probably did my developing sexuality no good.

Though, personally, I think her mouth paline the least of O’s problems if he’s shagging her belly. Perhaps it was that she wanted A Girl in Love published and felt she needed to bulk it out.

Desclos did not reveal herself as the author for forty years after the initial publication. Other books stogy I figured are tied fo with this one based on plot and characters and setting: She is a great writer and absolutely uncopyable.

It would be interesting, but almost impossible given the lapse of time since its British publication into work out the extent to which Story of O influenced desires and practices story of o by pauline reage the kink scene; I suspect it had a role over and story of o by pauline reage reflecting some people’s pre-existing predilections.

Anne Desclos’ lover, a fellow writer and admirer of Marquis de Sade, said it was not possible for a woman to write erotica as well as the famously racy, De Sade.