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The titles listed on this page include underground classics from the 19th century (Man With a Maid) and modern novels destine to become enduring favorites and possible future classics (The Story of O). Titles range from hardcore bondage, spanking and contemporary swinging, to passionate love stories and all the lusty varieties in-between.
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Raw Silk by Lisabet Sarai
In a foreign land, a woman discovers exotic new realms of the senses...
Fantazius Mallare by Ben Hecht & Count Fanny's Nuptials by Simon Arrow
A novel of satanic decadence in the tradition of J-K Huysmans, FANTAZIUS MALLARE is the tale of a deranged recluse who declares war on reality. In his world of hallucination and twisted eroticism, Mallare needs a woman to worship him as a god; aided by Goliath, his deformed dwarf servant he entices a submissive gypsy girl whom he strives to enthrall in chains of horror and ecstasy. First published in 1922, FANTAZIUS MALLARE is the second novel by famous American playwright and screenwriter Ben Hecht. The book was suppressed as obscene by the Federal Government on its initial publication, and artist Wallace Smith sent to jail. It is now published in an uncensored edition which includes all 10 original decadent/erotic illustrations by Smith.
COUNT FANNY'S NUPTIALS, first published clandestinely in London in 1907, remains one of the most rare and elusive of all decadent texts. Its author "Simon Arrow” is sometimes identified as Ronald Firbank, although it seems more likely that the publisher, G. Hope Johnstone, also created it. This joint edition of FANTAZIUS MALLARE and COUNT FANNY'S NUPTIALS constitutes a volume of rare and unadulterated erotic decadence which stands as the final flourish of the genre.
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The Anti-Justine by Restif de la Bretonne
Restif de la Bretonne (1734-1806) was perhaps the key author amongst a glut of imitators inspired by the publication of the Marquis de Sade's "obscene” masterworks Juliette and Justine in the late 18th century. In 1798 Restif wrote his pornographic epic The Anti-Justine (or The Joys of Eros), thus inaugurating a long tradition of "Sadean literature” that continues to this day.
The Anti-Justine is a pornographic novelization of Restif's own life and sexual debauches, which the author tried to defend "morally” by declaring his book to be an "antidote” to the supposed poison of de Sade; yet whilst the book opens with a spurious warning to women against cruelty, it soon develops into a monumental odyssey of sexual depravity which often rivals de Sade in its relentlessly explicit nature.
Salome by Oscar Wilde & Under the Hill by Aubrey Beardsley
SALOME is an evocation of biblical horror in which blasphemies inflame an atmosphere that seethes with a dangerous erotic charge from the very outset. Relentless, hypnotic repetitions in the words, arranged in fugue cadences, lend the proceedings a masturbatory, oneiric quality: the tale unfolds with the inexorable acceleration of an orgasmic nightmare.
Aubrey Beardsley's UNDER THE HILL, a short work commenced in 1894 but left unfinished at the time of Beardsley's premature demise, nonetheless achieves the quintessence of Decadence, an evocation of a synaesthetic pleasure dome to rival Huysmans' A Rebours. This, allied to its extraordinary catalogue of sexual perversions, makes it a unique and indispensable text for any who seek the uttermost extremes of the manifest imagination.
This joint edition of SALOME and UNDER THE HILL, united by twenty of Beardsley's unsurpassable drawings, is a timely rehabilitation of these two all-too-often ignored fin-de-siècle texts, and constitutes a volume of unadulterated erotic decadence which stands at the pinnacle of the genre.
White Stains & The Nameless Novel by Aleister Crowley
White Stains remains Aleister Crowley's most infamous work, his attempt at taking the Satanic/erotic decadencee of Baudelaire and ramping it up to new extremes of degradation, sexual depravity and demonic frenzy. Revelling in filth, Crowley includes odes to sodomy, fellatio, cunnilingus, analingus, rape, lesbianism, impotence, venereal disease, bestiality, sado-masochism, coprophilia, necrophila, blasphemy and devil-worship in this staggering, over-the-top compendium of eros and evil.
This first US edition of White Stains also includes Crowley's rare later volume, The Nameless Novel (1904), a rampant pornographic novella written to stimulate and amuse his wife. With a new introduction by Crowley scholar D M Mitchell, the book is a classic document of fin-de-siècle erotica, as well as a unique compendium of Crowley's most outrageous and notorious literary output. New edition with new cover. First in a new series, Forbidden Erotic Classics, dedicated to literary works which were censored, suppressed or even prosecuted upon their original publication.
Torture Me! A Dark Depraved Tale of Sin and Sex
Torture Me! A Dark Depraved Tale of Sin and Sex in the Garden of Evil Ecstasy is a deliciously disturbing erotic novel, recognised as a cult classic of Sadomasochism. The portrayal of ancient methods of torture as an artform - is both beautiful and horrifically shocking.
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