Lascivious Lives

Lascivious Lives

Lascivious Lives

Historical and modern biographies where the content has a desirable attraction. Characters from George Melly to Casanova can grace our Internet pages as often as they like.

SONS AND LOVERS
D. H. LAWRENCE    Book Number: 100410
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

=
This novel is Lawrence's semi-autobiographical masterpiece in which he explores emotional conflicts through the protagonist, Paul Morel, and his suffocating relationships with a demanding mother an...
FANNY HILL : Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
JOHN CLELAND    Book Number: 44509
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

=
Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, better known as Fanny Hill, is one of the most notorious texts in English literature. As recently as 1963 an unexpurgated edition was the subject of a trial, yet in ...
WOMEN IN LOVE
D. H. LAWRENCE    Book Number: 23815
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

=
In the love affairs of two sisters, Ursula with Rupert, and Gudrun with Gerlad, critics could only see a sorry tale of sexual depravity and philosophical obscurity. What are the definitive forms o...
AVA GARDNER: The Secret Conversations
PETER EVANS & AVA GARDNER    Book Number: 77639
Published price: $26
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

=
Born poor in rural North Carolina, Ava Gardner was given a Hollywood tryout thanks to a stunning photo of her displayed in a shop window. Not long after arriving in Hollywood, she caught the eye o...
WRITERS BETWEEN THE COVERS: The Scandalous Romantic Lives
SHANNON MCKENNA SCHMIDT    Book Number: 78182
Published price: $15
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Hardback

=
Subtitled "The scandalous romantic lives of legendary literary Casanovas, Coquettes and Cads", this high-octane dash through the salacious and bizarre sexual exploits of literary men and women leav...
WEST'S WORLD
LORNA GIBB    Book Number: 78514
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £2.00
Product format: Paperback

=
Born at the end of the Victorian era, Rebecca West spent her life in rebellion and was a pioneering feminist in matters of sex. Her most famous affair was with H.G. Wells, who fathered her son Anth...
MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN and NOVEMBER
GUSTAV FLAUBERT    Book Number: 78666
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

=
One of Flaubert's earliest writings but published only after his death, 'Memoirs of a Madman' presents us with a young man as he reflects, alternating between musings on the present and memories of...
THE WOMAN BEFORE WALLIS
ANDREW ROSE    Book Number: 79302
Published price: $28
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

=
Marguerite Alibert was a Parisian courtesan; even at the age of sixteen she was known as a 'une cinq à sept' - a five to seven - which was a reference to a popular time for sexual assignations. She...
CELESTINA
FERNANDO DE ROJAS    Book Number: 80454
Published price: £18.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Hardback

=
Hailed as the first European novel, here is a thoughtful and incisive translation which echoes the minds and feelings of these beguiling characters from 15th century Salamanca. This new English ve...
BYRON IN LOVE: A Short Daring Life
EDNA O'BRIEN    Book Number: 80474
Published price: $14.95
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Paperback

=
By one of our greatest novelists and biographers of James Joyce, Edna O'Brien casts her gaze at Byron, the mythic figure. His very name suggests wild rebellion, artistic frenzy, superb poetry, an ...
NOTES OF A DIRTY OLD MAN
CHARLES BUKOWSKI    Book Number: 82641
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Paperback

=
By the cult author of The Post Office (1971) and Women (1978), the filthy dirty Bukowski either wrote as himself or his alter-ego Henry Chinaski. This collection of his columns for an underground ...
WILDE'S WOMEN
ELEANOR FITZSIMONS    Book Number: 83206
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

=
Like Oscar, his tragic and witty niece Dolly also loved fast cars, cocaine and foreign women. Wilde's story and legacy is told through the life of his women including Florence Balcombe, actress Li...
QUEEN OF THE COURTESANS: Fanny Murray
BARBARA WHITE    Book Number: 83345
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

=
Fanny was a beautiful Georgian prostitute of the 1750s, especially admired for her bosoms 'those fair hemispheres, those orbs of more than snowy whiteness, which seemed to pant for release from irk...