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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This book is available free through Project Gutenberg: In Book Two the illustrator is Georges Bess. Their love affairs with men are passionate, and their love affairs with other women are more passionate still. It was depressing that she had to pay for her crimes and not the man who committed them.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. However, the “thys” and the “doths” among others just got be a bit too much. Aug 06, Pam rated it it was ok Shelves: Illustrated with 12 wonderful, Beardsleyesque plates by Donald Denton. Ksenia Korolija rated it it ppierre amazing Nov 18, Rich, sumptuous prose, remote historical setting, exotic landscape, gorgeous uninhibited heroine.

Kessinger Publishing, LLC, Very Good in boards.

She challenges him to commit three specific crimes to win her love. Open Preview See a Problem? The corners are lightly bumped.

We know not, but our twenty-five years shiver at being banished to a land of old men. Feb 23, Marysia added it Shelves: This first volume contained 15 full-page watercolors by Milo Manara, an artist better known for his adult comics.


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Light foxing around edges of pages. In Book One Demetrios, a famous sculptor of ancient Alexandria, met and was smitten by Chrysis, a temple prostitute he met. Louys’ writing in this English translation from the s captures well the pagan sensuality he wanted to portray. His passion for Chrysis undergoes an pidrre transformation as the story proceeds, hinging specifically on a detailed, symbolic dream he experiences near the climax.

Anil rated it it was amazing Apr 27, So, what you are getting here is actually two things.

The Denton illustrations are far superior to the Todhunter drawings and others. Unlike Manara’s illustrations for Book One most of these do not illustrate particular scenes in the book, but rather illustrate the time period and the costume of ancient Alexandria. Jen rated it really liked it Jan 25, This book was the scandal and sensation of its era; banned for many years in many lands.

Book is without other marks or writings, pages are clean luoys book is tight and sturdy. The book is without a dust jacket.

Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket Edition: This promised to be a beautiful set with Claire Wendling slated to illustrate volume 3. Sometimes, even, she accorded a direct satisfaction to her perpetual desires, and no place of repose seemed to her more propitious for the minute slowness of this delicate solace.


Aphrodite Louys, Pierre Paris: Aphrodite Pierre Louys Grand-Chene, Aphrodite by Pierre Louys 3 8 Jan 23, She presses her desire, so he makes her swear, as he had, to do his bidding, before revealing what it is: Beautifully beautifully written and sensuous.

He takes his revenge on her for her previous blatant disregard for his love by requesting she commit a crime for him.

Borel,”Collection Nymphee”. Wild parties; casual nudity; Greek poetry; dancing; bacchanalias. Still, I found myself asking why every character was making bad decisions mostly because they seemed to have no inner life, and were driven entirely by whimsy and momentary emotional outbursts. Venus, the homonimous latin name for the godess, is much more appealing to me, but I got “Sofia” instead, wich I begun to like as soon as I found out it means “knowledge” in greek.

The outside is in good condition; there is a round imprint from a price tag removal to the front board see photo ; there is some scuffing to the edges of the boards.

Aphrodite: Moeurs antiques by Pierre Louÿs

Aphrodite Pierre Louys Wphrodite book is beautiful in many ways, but is disappointing at times. The book caused a scandal, and reviewer Dorothy Parker noted how difficult it was to obtain in New York, and that a play by George Hazelton based on the book was likewise successful because it was denounced as obscene by the mayor. Aphrodite Louys, Pierre Unknown:

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