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.

FANNY HILL : Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure
JOHN CLELAND    Book Number: 44509
Bibliophile price: £1.25
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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
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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...
QUEEN OF THE COURTESANS: Fanny Murray
BARBARA WHITE    Book Number: 83345
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £1.75
Product format: Hardback

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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...
SCANDALOUS LIAISONS: Charles II and His Court
R. E. PRITCHARD    Book Number: 85764
Published price: £20
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An insight into the most hedonistic court in English history, the context is Restoration Libertinism and political events such as Charles II's secret deals with Louis XIV, the wars with the Dutch, ...
INFAMOUS MISTRESS
JOANNE MAJOR & SARAH MURDEN    Book Number: 86687
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £10.00
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Sub-titled 'The Life, Loves and Family of the Celebrated Grace Dalrymple Elliott', here is an engaging and at times scandalous book about a tumultuous life. Divorced twice, infamous mistress, pris...
HISTORY OF COURTSHIP: 800 Years of Seduction Techniques
TANYA O'DONNELL    Book Number: 86704
Published price: £12.99
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"All courtship is the art of convincing the other person of your innate desirability." Love At First, Second or Third Sight, Signalling Your Interest, Beauty and Seductive Items of Clothing and Ha...
THE COUNTESS: The Scandalous Life of Frances Villiers
TIM CLARKE    Book Number: 86742
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £7.00
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Fanny Twysden, the future Countess of Jersey, was one of the great beauties of her time. Clever and witty, she had enormous charm and was a leader of Society in the grandest sense, and a woman of ...