One of literature’s erotic masterpieces. Vol. I Artwork by Milo Manara Aphrodite is a masterpiece of French 19th century literature. This classical tale of sensuous. Book One: Artwork by Milo Manara last edited by pikahyper on 05/19/18 AM View full history. Alphrodite is a masterpiece of French 19th century literature. View Aphrodite by Milo Manara on artnet. Browse upcoming and past auction lots by Milo Manara.

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Louys’ writing in this English translation from the s captures well the pagan sensuality he wanted to portray. But only a very few people call me that anyway Return to Book Page.

Aphrodite: Book One

This first volume contained 15 full-page watercolors by Milo Manara, an artist better known for his adult comics. I am sure this book is a work of pure literary genius to a lot of people.

This book is available free through Project Gutenberg: I respect it for what it has done. Jen rated it really liked it Jan 25, Contributors to Heavy Metal. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Aarcanum Black rated it liked it Sep 15, This classical tale of sensuous love was one of the best-selling novels of its time. This book is beautiful in many ways, but is disappointing at times. Archived from the original on September 3, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Call me simple-minded, I’m sorry! Helena rated it really liked it Oct 21, Venus, the homonimous latin name for the godess, is much more appealing to me, but I got “Sofia” instead, wich I begun to like as soon as I found out it means “knowledge” in greek.


Retrieved from ” https: Anil rated it it was amazing Apr 27, Helena Basto rated it really liked it Dec 01, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sep 21, Orion rated it really liked it.

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Originally published in France with the original French text, this English version chooses an anonymous, but wonderful, translation from the ‘s. She challenges him to commit three specific crimes to win her love. Jamie rated it liked it Aug 01, Hardcover1st edition54 pages. Views Read Edit View history. Don’t get me wrong, it’s beautifully written.

Where Manara shines as a comic artist, his watercolors are uneven. To ask other readers questions about Aphroditeplease sign up.

Those expecting Manara to have converted Louys’ sensual story into a graphic novel may be surprised that this is not the case. The story takes place in Alexandria in the 1st Century BC where Demetrios, a renowned artist falls in love with a courtesan, Chrysis.


Basically, Aphrodite tells the story of Demetrios, who, normally unphased by beauty, falls head over heels for a gorgeous woman. Marc rated it liked it Jan 23, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Aphrodite: Book One by Pierre Lou├┐s

It’s the first volume of three, all illustrated by different authors and the only one I read so far, but I will read the others if I have the opportunity. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Milo Manara. Byrappa rated it liked it Dec 20, Diana rated it it was amazing Jul 16, You may find this book available for free here: Louys to be writing fiction about such topics as lesbian love, infidelity, and prostitution in the ‘s says a great deal. The novel is also a vivid and highly sensuous representation of the world of the most expensive and exclusive Alexandrian courtesans, a world of immense wealth, sensual indulgence and continuous intrigues, a world of women for whom love is both a profession and an obsession.

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