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    • Publication date:01 Sep 2011
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The Mammoth Book of Short Erotic Novels

By Maxim Jakubowski

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Some of the mosst popular and innovative writers of erotic literature today have contributed to these twelve short novels which explore the many facets of human desire - from love and longing to the darker emotions of pain, ecstasy, and total submission of the self to another. Longer and more satisfying than a short story, novellas allow the author to create perfect settings for thrilling and imaginative worlds, with a greater sense of involvement for the reader.

Amongst those selected we find:

The promiscous escapades of a journalist and photographer in Thailand.
The success of an author's first book that ends five years of celibacy with an astonishing series of encounters.
The journey an older man takes to New York to meet a young sex slave on the internet.
A retelling of the classic tale of a maid's submission to her dominant master.

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  • ISBN: 9781841190785
  • Publication date: 27 Jan 2000
  • Page count: 544
  • Imprint: Robinson
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