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Venus in Furs

Venus in Furs

Author: Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
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"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.

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  • : 9780140447811
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : October 2000
  • : books

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  • : Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 160