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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Mar 05, Caroline rated it it was amazing Shelves: I cannot think – I can only respond as the string of a violin quivers under the drawing of a bow. A good translation into English of this book is available under the title “Ancient Manners”.

Published October by Humanoids first published Folks interested in how people did it in Egypt. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. This writer is sublime. Sep 21, Orion rated it really liked it. It is the story of a much-admired though fictional Alexandrian courtesan, in the reign of Berenice II of Egypt i.

One of literature’s erotic masterpieces Vol. Light wear to cover, tight tanned pages. Nightocelot rated it it was amazing Jan 28, Aug 08, Joseph rated it it was amazing.

She saw herself like a great pearl-shell lying open on a rock.

Many of the illustrations contain nudity. This is a classic, historical epic and it totally knows it. Where Manara shines aphrpdite a comic artist, aphroodite watercolors are uneven. Lists with This Book. Number is left blank. I don’t think my brain has the capacity to see it as that. In Book Two the illustrator is Georges Bess. May 01, Dfordoom rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 28, Eadweard rated it liked it Shelves: Those who have not felt the exigencies of the flesh to the uttermost, whether for love or hatred,are incapable of understanding the full range of the exigencies of the mind.


Aphrodite Louys, Pierre Unknown: Folded Corner Books Published: Minnie Romanovich rated it really liked it Jan 23, Helena rated it really liked it Liuys 21, In a quarter morocco binding. Jen rated it really liked it Jan 25, Religious schisms; political statements, morality play.

Sign up to receive offers and updates: Nick rated it liked it Apr 23, Leather spine is rubbed and has gilt designs in the panels. This first volume contained 15 full-page watercolors by Milo Manara, an artist better known for his adult comics.

Feb 22, Yann marked it as to-read Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The book has some moderate edgewear.

Aphrodite: Book One

Sign In Register Help Cart. Obtaining piedre offerings will involve the commission of three crimes, each worse than the last: The text is still vibrant enough to take on the sensual artwork of these modern artists.

In The Portable Dorothy Parker. Some rubbing and bumping to the binding with a bit of scuffing to the leather. The protagonist is a respectable and successful prostitute, who peels herself sensually off the page by way of generous, sumptuous, aphrodiye tactile descriptions.


Aphrodite: Book One by Pierre Louÿs

I am sure this book is a work of pure literary genius to a lot of people. Very much worth your while to seek out, I assure you. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. 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. Chrysis is the aphrodiye woman who does not care for him.

All the pages are present in book.

It’s of course extremely depressing in the end, like most classics, or French lit in general. If we put it in the context of the time it was written, it was really aprhodite in a sensual, provocative way. He takes his revenge on her for her previous blatant disregard for his love by requesting she commit a crime for him.

I felt like I was in school while reading this book.