Anyone else read classic erotica?

hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
And by classic, I mean not published within the last century? I majored in English literature in college, and did a lot of my writing on the development of erotica (and Shakespeare could make many a modern author blush). My particular favorite is "Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure", also known as "Fanny Hill". Despite being published in 1748, the book contains several lesbian scenes, prostitution, flagellation, voyeurism, group sex, underwater group sex, big dicks, anal and oral sex, masturbation, cross-dressing, bisexuality, nymphomania, and a hair fetishist. And all without using a single slang or clinical term - the descriptions are amazing. Rather quaint today, but it's still an entertaining read... especially when someone tries to tell you that modern sex attitudes are so much more depraved.
09/10/2011
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Elnoa Elnoa
Yes! Victorian erotica FTW.
09/11/2011
EJ EJ
I haven't, but now I'm curious about it. Thanks.
09/24/2011
hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
Of course. I also highly recommend "Venus in Furs" - considered one of the first D/s novels published (the original German dominatrix porn).
09/24/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
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Originally posted by hyacinthgirl
Of course. I also highly recommend "Venus in Furs" - considered one of the first D/s novels published (the original German dominatrix porn).
My license plate is "Venus in Furs". ;3
09/24/2011
hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
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Originally posted by Elnoa
My license plate is "Venus in Furs". ;3
Awesome. I thought about getting 'Bed Trick', but thought that would make me look more like a perv than a devotee of early modern plays. Then again, only cool people would get it.
09/24/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
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Originally posted by hyacinthgirl
Awesome. I thought about getting 'Bed Trick', but thought that would make me look more like a perv than a devotee of early modern plays. Then again, only cool people would get it.
I've only met one person who understood my license plate. -_-
09/24/2011
MissMori MissMori
I love Fanny Hill! I also have read The Pearl. Parts of it are pretty out-there by any standard (incest! OMG!) which I guess just proves that people have always been kinkier than some of us realize . . . .
12/15/2011
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I read fanfics more than anything.
12/15/2011
Yossarian Yossarian
The Victorians were some interesting folks. There's a long out-of-print book called "The Other Victorians" which contrasts the formal, repressive nature of the Victorian era with what sort of erotica they were consuming behind closed doors.
01/04/2012
MissMori MissMori
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Originally posted by Yossarian
The Victorians were some interesting folks. There's a long out-of-print book called "The Other Victorians" which contrasts the formal, repressive nature of the Victorian era with what sort of erotica they were consuming behind closed doors.
I have that book too, actually. It's a good one for anyone interested in the era, especially the less-public parts of it.
01/06/2012
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