Aphrodite is a French-language novel by Pierre Louÿs. Set in Alexandria, the novel tells the story of Chrysis, a courtesan, and the sculptor Démétrios. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 8 by Pierre Louÿs. Aphrodite: Moeurs antiques by Pierre Louÿs. No cover available. Download; Bibrec. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

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Very much worth your while to seek out, I assure you. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket Edition: Such a book is this. As an author he presented himself as an “Athenian,” for whom “there was nothing more sacred than physical love, nothing more beautiful than the human body. Finally, a bit for the spoiler zone: Regarding this particular version of the book, a 19th century fr My father told me wanted to name me “Afrodite”, luckily my mother didn’t let him.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. My father told me wanted to aphrdoite me “Afrodite”, luckily my mother didn’t let him. Literature only aphrodte the utmost limit of its seductiveness when it gives occasion for jealousy – not the petty feelings that constitute envy of one aohrodite for another, but the searing, tumultuous emotion that demands wi Ah!

The tale is a variation on the story of Pygmalion. Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request. Her skin became smooth and perfect; the lines of her legs tapered away into blue light; her whole form was more supple; her hands were transfigured. Jen rated it really liked it Jan 25, Pretty tame by today’s standards but was cutting edge when first published.

The worst insult that Delacroix could address to men, the insult that he hurled without distinction against the decriers of Rubens and the detractors of Ingres, was the terrible word: Caleban Herbert, Frank Patrick 8. Everyt This book was the scandal and sensation of its era; banned for many years in many lands. When put in perspective with English literature at this time it was miles ahead. Obtaining the offerings will involve the commission of three crimes, each worse than the last: Once paid, book s will ship immediately to customer it’s on the wayyou are welcome to email about shipment date!

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The novel is also a vivid and highly sensuous representation of the world of the most expensive and exclusive Alexandrian courtesans, a world of immense wealth, sensual indulgence and continuous intrigues, a world of women for whom love is both a profession and an obsession. Shipped to over one million happy customers. A fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth spine and pictorial boards.

He does, of c Beautifully beautifully written and sensuous. Chrysis is the only woman who does not care for him. With illustrations by Frank J.

Aphrodite: Moeurs antiques by Pierre Louÿs

Lower portion of boards dampstained faded. There is an abrasion to the headcap and a pale scuff mark on the top panel near the headcap. Aphroodite wear to the binding, which is still sound. All the cities that have reigned over the world, Babylon, Alexandria, Athens, Rome, Venice, Paris, have by a general law been as licentious as they were powerful, as if their dissoluteness was necessary to their splendour. There were a couple things that just didn’t make sense to me, why she wanted him to commit these crimes in the first place and what she hoped to gain by them.

Those who have not felt the exigencies of the flesh to the uttermost, whether for love or hatred,are incapable of understanding the full range of the exigencies of the mind.

The corners are lightly bumped. Dec 05, Michael Steger rated it liked it. Perhaps that is what the author intended, because once this is accomplished, I began to care about the character Aphrodite, an exceptionally beautiful courtesan.

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This is not a ;ierre book, but it is nonetheless a fascinating one. In some ways this book seemed piierre of its time s, though I read the s English translationparticularly for the frankly oouys portrayal of lesbian characters, but for racis Well, parts of this fantasist romantic idea of the ancient world were pretty good, and it was certainly lushly written.

He is an excellent choice and his eighteen full-page color illustrations are exceptional at setting the mood for the sensual nature of the text. Cinco puntos para el autor, tres para la obra.

A sound copy with wide margins prior owner’s signature on the front flyleaf. But furthermore, it would seem that the genius of peoples, like that of individuals, is above all sensual.

After stating so explicitly in the introduction that this was NOT a tale of morality I thought it terribly disappointing to not only condemn the main character but to do so with scripture. I did enjoy the book a lot.

Aphrodite by Louys, Pierre

Also the author makes almost every incidental unnamed slave black while giving named slaves more of a variety. Per me, solo per questo, vince su tutta la linea. Feb 22, Yann marked it as to-read Shelves: I felt like I was in school while reading aphrodiet book.

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