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Book Information: Venus in Furs

Venus in Furs (1869) [Novel]
by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch's 'Venus In Furs', is interesting though eccentric, and perverse though compelling. Besieged in wonder and suspense, the love affair between characters: Severin von Kusiemski and Wanda von Dunajew, becomes a roller coaster ride of desire and emotion.

The obsessive fantasy to be enslaved and brutalized by the woman he loves becomes a cruel reality for poor old Severin. As beautiful Wanda slowly becomes thrilled and captivated by the notion of fulfilling her role in his fantasy, a role that previously made her shrug and laugh, she eventually transforms herself into the controlling dominatrix of Severin's dreams--by becoming more ideal at the sadomasochistic lifestyle than he had ever dreamed was possible. As Severin becomes the ever so content and happy slave, this tug-of-war between self-esteem and power begins to twist and turn with the innocent and deadly psychological games played out between the two.

Written more than a hundred years ago, this psychodrama of love, bound by the perverted desires of one and the demon lying dormant within the other, was tastefully and artfully done.

Original title: Venus im Pelz
Original languages: German

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Genre: FictionAdult/Mature Content

Edition #1: Venus in Furs

Venus in Furs (2000)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: Neugroschel translation
Translated by: Joachim Neugroschel
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Venus in Furs (2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books
ISBN: 0760763089
Pages: 125

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Venus in Furs (2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140447814
Dimensions: 5 x 7.5 x .5

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Edition #2: Venus in Furs

Venus in Furs (1977)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: Glassco translation
Translated by: John Glassco
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Venus in Furs (1977)

Place of publication: Burnaby, BC
Publisher: Blackfish Press
Pages: 111

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