Story of o, erotic novel by anne desclos, first published in french histoire do, 1954 under the pen name pauline reage, itself a pen name for dominique aury, a french writer and translator who was a respected member of the literary establishment but who gained her greatest fame in 1994 when it was confirmed that she was the author, under the pseudonym of reage, of this erotic bestseller. Carmela ciuraru examines the life of os author photograph via flickr by vectorportal. The story of o pauline reage paperback vintage variety show. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the enter key is pressed. Buy story of o by pauline reage from amazons fiction books store. Erotic novel published in 1954 about love, dominance and submission by french author anne desclos under the pen name pau.
Anne cecile desclos 23 september 1907 27 april 1998 was a french journalist and novelist who wrote under the pseudonyms dominique aury and pauline reage, and is best known for her erotic novel histoire do story of o. From the descriptions that id seen, it seemed much more like a relatively softcore, commercialfiction version of story of o. Naively, perhaps, i was surprised that more thoughtful notice wasnt taken of the event. The story of o ebook by pauline reage 1230000210820. To prove him wrong, desclos wrote a graphic, sadomasochistic novel that was published under the pseudonym pauline reage in june 1954. Story of o is an erotic novel published in 1954 by french author anne desclos under the pen name pauline reage, and published in french by jeanjacques.
Desclos did not reveal herself for forty years and she claimed she wrote the novel as a series of love letters to her lover jean paulhan the french writer, literary critic and publisher and director of the literary magazine nouvelle revue francaise nrf. The narrator completely drew me in to mind and emotion of o. Published simultaneously in french and english, story of o. O is a young, beautiful fashion photographer in paris. The story of o is an erotic novel about love, dominance and submission by french author anne desclos under the pen name pauline reage.
Fascinating because of the insight into the protagonist, named simply o, and titillating because the sex scenes were, well, titillating. This is a unique part of guadalajara with a vibrant ambiance, lots of bookstores, restaurants, coffee shops, it is a fun unique part of this city. I love the edition, though i was startled to reach the end of the book and find, rather than a conclusion to the narrative, two short italicised paragraphs telling me that the final chapter had been. Return to the chateau by pauline reage 1980, paperback, reprint at the best online prices at ebay. After they have taken a stroll in the park, and have sat together side by side on the edge of a lawn, they notice, at one corner of the park, at an intersection where there are never. Histoire do or story of o by pauline reage abebooks. The test is severesexual in method, psychological in substance the artistic interest here has precisely to do with the use not only of erotic materials but also erotic methods, the deliberate. Before fifty shades of grey there was story of o, the notorious novel of dark obsession that introduced the world to erotic fiction. Browse and read the story of o a graphic novel guido crepax the story of o a graphic novel guido crepax title type the story of o a graphic novel guido crepax pdf. Pauline reage, quote from story of o o felt that he was watching her the way a lion trainer watches the animal he has trained, careful to see that it performs with complete obedience and thus does honor to him, but even more the way a princes bodyguard or a bandits secondincommand keeps an eye on the prostitute he has gone down.
The story of o mass market paperback january 1, 1967 by pauline reage author 5. This novel, sexually explicit without being crude, is indeed the story of o, a woman whose love for a man leads her to increasingly submissive behavior allowing herself to be sexually used, violently beaten, and physically mutilated, which releases her independence of thought, and eventually causes her to abandon her individual identity. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read story of o. Story of o is a 1954 work of french erotic literature by anne desclos, officially attributed to her pseudonym, pauline reage. Pauline reage, the author, was a pseudonym, and many people thought that the book could only have been written by a man.
See here i havent read 50 shades of grey, but was surprised to hear that it began as twilight fan fiction. The story of o begins as o is taken by rene, referred to repeatedly as her lover, to an isolated chateau in the french countryside, where she is ritualistically and repeatedly subjected to the constant, at times violent, sexual desires of the men there. Parisian photographer o returns to the place of her sexual initiation the elegant chateau roissy. Ballard cool, cruel, formalistic fantasy about a woman subjected at the prce of the great love of her life to the gamut of male sadomasochistic urges birmingham post. Review a rare thing, a pornographic book well written and without a trace of obscenity graham greene a highly literary and imaginative work, the brilliance of whose style leaves one in no doubt whatever of the.
O is a beautiful parisian fashion photographer, determined to understand and prove her consuming devotion to her lover, rene, through complete submission to his every whim, his every desire. She is, she is told, being trained in the way of submission, learning how to dress, behave. Jun 21, 2012 pauline reage is the pseudonym of anne desclos, a french journalist and novelist. O is a beautiful parisian fashion photographer, determined to understand and prove her consuming devotion to her lover, rene, through complete submission to. Story of o 1954 read online free book by pauline reage in. In this exquisite and taboo novel of passion and desire, the answer emerges through a daring exploration of the deepest bonds of sensual domination. In literature, o is the subject of the sadomasochistic novel the story of o. O is a beautiful parisian fashion photographer, determined to. Born in rochefort, charentemaritime, france to a bilingual. Published in french by jeanjacques pauvert, story of o is a tale of female submission about a. The notorious novel of dark obsession how far will a woman go to express her love. I have read the fifty shades trilogy but that is so tame and like soft porn. The story of o, by pauline reage anne desclos top 10 racy. It starts with o being introduced to a bdsm world in 1950s paris by her lover, remy.
Many readers suspected the book, with its frank descriptions of bondage and desire, to have been. Mar 28, 2012 in an attempt to impress her lover and presumably prove him wrong desclos published her prose under the pseudonym pauline reage in 1954, and went onto win a major book award the following year. Buy a cheap copy of histoire do book by pauline reage. The classic french erotic bestseller that preceded fifty shades of grey a beautiful young french woman, known only as o, is taken by her lover rene to a splendid mansion near paris. The classic french erotic bestseller that preceded fifty shades of greya beautiful young french woman, known only as o, is taken by her. As part of that intense love, she demands debasement and severe sexual and psychological tests. Jul 24, 2004 pauline reage, the author, was a pseudonym, and many people thought that the book could only have been written by a man. Guido crepax illustrates the story of o edited from the comic book story of o first published in italy more information at the story of o pauline reage, guido crepax on free shipping on qualifying offers. Apr 26, 2020 dominique aury, french writer and translator who was a respected member of the literary establishment but gained her greatest fame in 1994 when it was confirmed that she was the author, under the pseudonym pauline reage, of the sensational erotic bestseller histoire do, published in 1954 and later translated into at least 20 languages b. She is, she is told, being trained in the way of submission. See all 42 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. The lovers of roissy her lover one day takes o for a walk in a section of the city where they never go the montsouris park. The narrator completely drew me in to mind and emotion of o, as she teils the story from os point of view. Yes, story of o, as i have said, is indeed a mystic book.
Synopsis an erotic novel, which is a sequel to story of o. I have brought my sister the story of o book too and she loves it too. With that, it caught the attention of government censors, who brought charges of obscenity against the publishers. Return to the chateau story of o part ii pauline reage. This book was written about how story of o was written pierre bachelet histoire do youtube. Desclos publicly admitted that she was the author of story of o forty years after it was first published. The classic erotic novel, the story of o relates the love of a beautiful parisian fashion photographer for rene. Story of o was first published in 1954, to much controversy and speculation as to the identity of the author. I dont whether the story of o fits into this recent genre development called mommy. Mar 04, 2017 story of o, or histoire do as it was originally published in 1954, was written by anne desclos under the pen name of pauline reage. Discover book picks from the ceo of penguin random house us close. The writers true identity was not revealed until 10 years ago, when, in an.
Jorre, the good ship venus published as venus bound in the u. The lovers of roissy her lover one day takes o for a walk in a section of the city where they never go the. Dominique aury french writer and translator britannica. Story of o 1954 story of o histoire do is a sadomasochistic novel by french author pauline reage, revealed a few years before her death as being the pen of anne desclos 19071998, who also wrote under the name of dominique aury. I found this book fascinating as well as titillating. Buy a cheap copy of story of o, part ii book by pauline reage. Here, she submits completely to the sexual whims of one.
Burroughs naked lunch, and the story of o by pauline reage. Pauline reage was a pseudonym for an editor at the. Fifty years ago, an extraordinary pornographic novel appeared in paris. Published simultaneously in french and english, story of o p. This book was written about how story of o was written.
Desclos publicly admitted that she was the author of story of. The return to the chateau story of ois widely acknowledged to be one of the most famous erotic novels of all time. The writers true identity was not revealed until 10 years ago, when, in. In this exquisite novel of passion and desire, the answer emerges.
Apropos of story of o the object of a notoriety which its author, madame pauline reage or whoever is hiding behind that mask of a perfect little girland she is most assuredly a womandoubtless neither expected nor desired, people are going aboutboth those who have read the book and those who have as yet been unable to find a copy of. It ended up being a well written and engaging story, that did have some slow. It is a journey of forbidden, dangerous choices that sweeps her through the secret gardens of the sexual underground. Read the story of o by pauline reage available from rakuten kobo. Story of o by pauline reage, 9780345545343, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. My husband read the book years ago and said its fantastic. Jun 15, 2011 the august 1, 1994 issue of the new yorker ran an excerpt from a forthcoming book by st. Titled histoire do story of o, with a sympathetic preface by jean paulhan which nevertheless did not reveal her identity, it was an enormous, though controversial, commercial success. Will definitely recommend story of o book to others. Story of o pauline reage english books guadalajara.
Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. I havent read 50 shades of grey, but was surprised to hear that it began as twilight fan fiction. Erotic novel published in 1954 about love, dominance and submission. The story of o relates the progressive willful debasement of a young.788 1520 31 279 742 1551 1172 1386 789 798 514 1185 567 730 1490 1523 1027 533 279 612 163 1085 661 100 114 462 940 686 1194 1080 63 971 1397 1267