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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Dust jacket 1″ chip upper left corner front panel; few small spots; jacket is a bit short. Well, she makes Demetrios, a young sculptor, fall for her – why? Aphrodite, Louys, Pierre, Librairie L.

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The worst insult that Delacroix could address to men, the insult that he hurled without distinction against the decriers of Rubens and the detractors of Ingres, was the terrible word: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The climax, which I will reveal only in a spoiler space later, involves a reversal of power and a decision to embrace transient beauty over life itself, and how art preserves that beauty in eternal, if dead, form. Illustrated with plates by Ed. There were a couple things that just didn’t make sense to me, why she wanted him to commit these crimes in the first place and what she hoped to gain by them.

Aug 08, Joseph rated it it was amazing. Where Manara shines as a comic artist, his watercolors are uneven.

Ancient Manners; Also Known As Aphrodite by Pierre Louÿs

Which is not to say the overall “erotic” tone is not present – aphrorite opening scenes in which Chrysis luxuriates in sleeping late, bathing and performing her daily ablutions and toilette, while admiring and enjoying her body are a masterclass in subtle, tactile, erotic writing – with a sensory evocation of texture, color, surface, light and scent; and a focus on hair, skin, water, perfume, atmosphere, dressing, costume and tinting.


In a quarter morocco binding. Paperbackpages. An erotic French novel first published in and set in ancient Alexandria, Egypt, I read it in my high school years – my dad had the paperback copy. No trivia or quizzes yet. Cloth is soiled overall and frayed at the board edges.

Aphrodjte saw herself like a great pearl-shell lying open on a rock. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Better Aphroeite Books Condition: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Joyce And Company Published: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Moderate wear to the binding, which is still sound. Book OneAphrodite: Diana rated it it was amazing Jul 16, But furthermore, it would seem that the genius of peoples, like that of individuals, is above all sensual.

Aphrodite Louys, Pierre Paris: Before she will even give Demetrios the time of day, she requires that he bring her three gifts. I cannot think – I can only respond as the string of a violin quivers under the drawing of a bow. Reagan’s Rare Books Published: Shortly after the novella begins, t I was led to this book by some intriguing, amusing references to it at the beginning of Roberto Bolano’s ‘The Savage Detectives.

If we put it in the context of the time it was written, it was really bold aphroditee a sensual, provocative way. Jamie rated it liked it Aug 01, Ami rated it it was amazing Apr 10, Interior toned with some aphroite to the front and rear aphrodlte at bottom from exterior dampstaining.

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She challenges him to commit three specific crimes to win her love. As a short aside, the illustrated version are quite nice, although the Milo Manara artwork – while certainly accomplished – is a bit too, uh, clinically “gynecological” for my tastes, the Georges Bess artwork has a nice “poster art” quality at times and the Claire Wendling artwork is in a darker, more interesting style. Argosy Book Store Published: First English language edition. I am sure this book is a work of pure literary genius to a lot of people.

A thoroughly enjoyable read! And the original text in french also free here: Some sections, particularly those dealing with young prostitutes, are uncomfortable reading for modern audience, and I skipped those parts, but the bulk of the story is a passionate, erotic love story. The Denton illustrations are far superior to the Todhunter drawings and others.

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It’s hard to tell if the detailed setting somebody did a lot of research or the quest-like demands given to the possible swain are supposed to be more important. Born in Belgium, inbut moved to France where he would spend the rest of his life. Just as the beauty of the soul illumines the whole face, in like manner virility of the body piegre an indispensable condition of a pierfe brain.

Raunchy, frank, ribald, unexpurgated erotic passages. Cruelty, blood, torture, and death.