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 by Pierre Louÿs

Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. Dec 05, Michael Steger rated it liked it. First English language edition. 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.

We know not, but our twenty-five years shiver at being banished to a land of old men.

Aphrodite: Book One

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Log-in or create an account first! It is wonderful to see Louys’ work getting this lavish treatment.

Refresh and try again. Leather spine is rubbed and has gilt designs in the panels. 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. Perhaps that is what aphordite author intended, because once this is accomplished, I pierrs to care about the character Aphrodite, an exceptionally beautiful courtesan.


Ksenia Korolija rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Summary Discuss Reviews 0 Couchee sur la poitrine, les coudes en avant, les jambes ecartees et la joue dans la main, elle piquait de petits pidrre symetriques dans un oreiller de lin vert, avec une longue epingle d’or.

Helena Basto rated it really liked it Dec 01, Dust jacket 1″ chip upper left corner front panel; few small spots; jacket is a bit short. 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. Louys to be writing fiction about such topics as lesbian love, infidelity, and prostitution in the ‘s says a great deal.

Reprinted in with lokys help of original edition published long back [].

Mar 06, Lechiot Volant rated it did not like it. May 28, Eadweard rated it liked aphroditee Shelves: The story takes place in Alexandria in the 1st Century BC where Demetrios, a renowned artist falls in love with a courtesan, Chrysis.

Warwick rated it liked a;hrodite May 15, He was also a great celebrant of Lesbian love–indeed, like Kristeva in her ‘Soleil Noir,’ Louys seems to question how on earth women ever come to be attracted to men at all–and to this day Louys is something of a minor icon in Lesbian cultural history.

This is prose so voluptuous that no amount of imagery, sumptuous, voluminous, sensuous or rapturous can even begin to describe the delights of this book.

Ancient Manners; Also Known As Aphrodite by Pierre Louÿs

Also in the translation I read there was no mention of him completing the first task, I don’t know if this was because the translator missed a bit or the original author just didn’t include it. Aphrodite Pierre Louys Grand-Chene, Better World Books Condition: An illustrated edition of this work by Pierre Louys. The book caused a scandal, and reviewer Dorothy Parker noted how difficult it was to obtain in New York, and that a play by George Hazelton based on the book was likewise successful because it was denounced as obscene by the mayor.


Aphrodite Louys, Pierre Paris: 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. Showing best matches Show all copies. So, what you are getting here is actually two things. Basically, Aphrodite tells the story of Demetrios, who, normally unphased by beauty, falls head over heels for a gorgeous woman.

Aphrodite: Moeurs antiques by Pierre Louÿs – Free Ebook

For an older work downloaded off Project Gutenberg, the translation was quite explicit. Moeurs Antiques Louys, Pierre Book.

Borel,”Collection Nymphee”. Those expecting Manara to have converted Louys’ sensual story into a graphic novel may be surprised that this is not the case.

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