Delta of Venus
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Delta of Venus

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An extraordinarily rich and exotic collection from the mistress of erotic writing In "Delta of Venus," Anais Nin pens a lush, magical world where the characters of her imagination possess the most universal of desires and exceptional of talents. Among these provocative stories, a Hungarian adventurer seduces wealthy women then vanishes with their money; a veiled woman selects strangers from a chic restaurant for private trysts; and a Parisian hatmaker named Mathilde leaves her husband for the opium dens of Peru."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 24mm | 340.19g
  • HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • HARVEST BOOKS
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0156029030
  • 9780156029032
  • 70,324

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"Inventive, sophisticated . . . highly elegant naughtiness."-Cosmopolitan In Delta of Venus Anais Nin penned a lush, magical world where the characters of her imagination possess the most universal of desires and exceptional of talents. Among these provocative stories, a Hungarian adventurer seduces wealthy women then vanishes with their money; a veiled woman selects strangers from a chic restaurant for private trysts; and a Parisian hatmaker named Mathilde leaves her husband for the opium dens of Peru. This is an extraordinarily rich and exotic collection from the master of erotic writing. Anais Nin (1903-1977) was born in Paris and aspired at an early age to be a writer. An influential artist and thinker, she was the author of several novels, short stories, critical studies, a collection of essays, two volumes of erotica, and nine published volumes of her Diary.show more

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PRAISE FOR DELTA OF VENUS "A joyous display of the erotic imagination." -The New York Times Book Review "Inventive, sophisticated . . . highly elegant naughtiness."-Cosmopolitanshow more

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