Seductress

Seductress

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In this road map to restoring feminine sexual power, Betsy Prioleau introduces and analyzes the stories and stratagems of history's greatest seductresses. These are the women who ravished the world?from such classic figures as Cleopatra and Mae West to such lesser-known women as the infamous Violet Gordon Woodhouse, who lived in a menage with four men. Smarts, imagination, courage, and killer charm helped these love maestras claim the men of their choice and keep them fascinated for life. Through an expose of their secrets, Seductress provides an authoritative, empowering guide to erotic sovereignty.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 366 pages
  • 132.08 x 205.74 x 22.86mm | 362.87g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0143034227
  • 9780143034223
  • 607,133

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Prioleau has gathered together historyas sexiest vixens and given them a delicious voice. ("Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel") Prioleau has gathered together history s sexiest vixens and given them a delicious voice. ("Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel") Prioleau has gathered together history's sexiest vixens and given them a delicious voice. ("Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel") Prioleau is almost incapable of writing a dreary sentence... Delightful philosophy and wickedly wonderful advice. (USA Today) Prioleau has gathered together historyAEs sexiest vixens and given them a delicious voice. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
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About Proileau Betsy

Betsy Prioleau has been a scholar in residence at New York University and a professor at Manhattan College. She is the author of Circle of Eros: Sexuality in the Works of William Dean Howells.
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments vii
Preface x

1. Seductress: The Women and the Art 1
2. The Seductress Archetype 25
3. Belles Laides: Homely Sirens 49
4. Silver Foxes 83
5. Scholar-Sirens 119
6. Sorcières: Siren-Artists 155
7. Machtweiber: Seductresses in Politics 195
8. Siren-Adventurers 233
9. Goddess-Trippin’: Into the Future 277

Notes 294
Suggested Reading 353
Index 355
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567 ratings
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4 27% (152)
3 28% (156)
2 9% (51)
1 5% (28)
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