The daring successor to the writings of the Marquis de Sade, this 1870 novel offers a tale of submission, slavery, and redemption. Author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch — whose name provided the basis for the term "masochism" — drew upon his own experiences to chronicle the slavish obsession of a European nobleman, Severin von Kusiemski, with Wanda von Dunajew, a voluptuous, whip-wielding beauty.
More than a sordid tale of perversion, this timeless psychodrama depicts von Kusiemski's surrender to the cruelties of a harsh mistress as his path to the realization of his own worth. A classic exploration of sexual dominance and submission, Venus in Furs
constitutes an intelligent and thought-provoking portrayal of desire, emotion, and self-discovery.
Reprint of the Fernanda Savage translation, 1921.
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|Author/Editor||Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch|
|Dimensions||5 3/8 x 8 1/2|