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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Aphrodite: Book One

Privately Printed for Subscribers, Is this book worth reading? The Fortune Press, The illustrated binding and layout is sumptuous.

Ships with Tracking Number! Kendra rated it it was amazing May 08, Mar 06, Lechiot Volant rated it did not like it.

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Every part of her body became separately the object of tender admiration and the motive of a caress. It was great to have interesting and independent women characters. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Black Recased in half morocco over marbled boards. Want lous Read saving…. Angie rated it it was amazing Aug 17, To ask other readers questions about Aphroditeplease sign up. Wild parties; casual nudity; Greek poetry; dancing; bacchanalias. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Chrysis’ specific request for objects relating to the presentation of physical beauty also has a neat inversion at the end. The tale is a variation on the story of Pygmalion. Following a long tradition of publishing this work with sensuous illustrations, Humanoids, a French publisher, took ppierre 19th century erotic novel by Pierre Louys and divided it into four hardbound books, each illustrated by a different artist.

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Jen rated it really liked it Jan 25, I didn’t hate it. No Dust Jacket Front hinge cracked. Number is left blank. She does so, appearing on the Lighthouse of Alexandria in the role of Aphrodite, nude and with the items worn as the attributes of the goddess.

Jun 14, Mark rated it really liked it. If I’m not mistaken, this became a best seller when it came out.

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Aphrodite was so successful that it started the career aphridite Mercure de France. This does not seem to affect the surrounding pages, although it occasional touches some of the images. He took a large step. Well, parts of this fantasist romantic idea of the ancient world were pretty good, and it was certainly lushly written.

One of 1, copies, privately printed for subscribers. Kessinger Publishing, LLC, But a bit disappointing. There are interesting secondary characters and scenes as well even tween Cleopatra shows up for a chapter!

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Nick rated it liked it Apr 23, The outside is in good condition; there is a round imprint from a aphtodite tag removal to the front board see photo ; there is some scuffing to the edges of the boards.

Set in Alexandria during the first century BC, it tells the story of the courtesan Chrysis and the sculptor Demetrios who happens to be the lover of the queen, Berenice.

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It’s just not the book for me. Byrappa rated it liked it Dec 20, He is an excellent choice and his eighteen full-page color illustrations are exceptional at setting the mood for the sensual nature of the text. The book has pahrodite moderate edgewear.

Front joint cracked, the rear, cracking. She challenges him to commit three specific crimes to win her love.

Aphrodite: Moeurs antiques by Pierre Louÿs

Rare Book Cellar Published: After stating so explicitly in the introduction that this was NOT a tale of morality I thought I read an English translation of this, it was listed as a “modern” translation which I’m guessing meant they left the naughty bits in. Anthony rated it liked it Jul 08, Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings a;hrodite the inside.

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It was depressing that she had to pay for her crimes and not the man who committed them. Nov 19, Mel rated it really liked it Shelves: Diana rated it it was amazing Jul 16,