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Jan 23, Ivy rated it it was ok Recommends it for: anatomists. I found this raunchy little number at a bookstore in Paris' Quartier Latin. If I remember correctly, it chronicles the many and various sexual exploits of a Victorian bachelor as he makes the rounds at all the posh resorts in Europe. It's graphic to the point of technical, and quickly gets tedious, although one quickie encounter with a sailor and a prostitute in a muddy alley stands out as particularly funny and original.
I didn't finish the book, but sold it in Prague because it made me feel I found this raunchy little number at a bookstore in Paris' Quartier Latin. I didn't finish the book, but sold it in Prague because it made me feel dirty. Dec 19, Takipsilim rated it it was amazing. Victorian fun from behind closed doors. The anonymous author doesn't flinch in details that would equal a good issue of Hustler and proves that sex doesn't change, only the clothes people undress.
Whether fact, fiction, or both, as history and erotica this book is essential and once read will stay with you for life. Apr 22, yengyeng rated it liked it Shelves: smartsmut , because-other-people-read-this. If this was written today, Walter would have been a blogger! Dec 14, DoctorM rated it really liked it Shelves: hot-reads-and-erotica , biography , sexuality-and-gender. This edition is pp a mere fraction of the volume original.
Original sets of course now sell for the price of a good car, and going through all eleven volumes would make the reader as obsessive-compulsive as the anonymous author was he really Henry Spenser Ashbee? Nonetheless, a fabulous if sometimes depressing read though more for what it says about Victorian fantasies than for the sex itself. Of course, Steven Marcus' essay on "My Secret Life" in his "The Other Victorians" is a classic, and looks at the social and psychological background to the book.
Intriguing more than arousing, but nonetheless worth looking at though I suspect I want a set of the original more for the thought of owning 11 volumes of lavishly printed Victorian porn as an object than for anything that might be actually in the text. I don't remember this book as erotic, nor is it really a confession: no regrets, no ethical or social concerns, or any other feeling. Kind of a pre-D. Lawrence without tenderness or respect for the other participant s. The unabashed diary of a misogynist sociopathic sex addict, it is also a cautionary tale: if a I don't remember this book as erotic, nor is it really a confession: no regrets, no ethical or social concerns, or any other feeling.
The unabashed diary of a misogynist sociopathic sex addict, it is also a cautionary tale: if a moralist society tries to impose unrealistic virtue, the rebels who choose to cross that boundary know no other. Prohibit alcohol, or marijuana, or sex actually promotes crime. Sep 25, Malou rated it it was amazing.
Sep 20, Ilona rated it liked it.
This book is truly unbelievable. I found my page copy at the Goodwill!
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More details to be added later. Author was actually 'Anonymous', however this program doesn't let you enter books without an author. Banned for a years for being too obscene and pornographic, this sex diary of a Victorian gentleman is considered an historic and erotic masterpiece. First published in Amsterdam , the next hundred years, it remained banned and considered too racy to publish.
No-one really knows the true identity of "Walter". May 05, Ana rated it it was ok Shelves: non-fiction. I'm going to be honest: I didn't finish this book. I managed to read probably half of it before it got so boring I just had to stop. I think the big problem I had with this book was the fact that it is such a big book that just Besides that, this 'gentleman' annoyed the hell out of me several times along the I'm going to be honest: I didn't finish this book.
Besides that, this 'gentleman' annoyed the hell out of me several times along the book. He was a real jerk to a lot of girls. I'm no feminist, but come on Sometimes I just felt like slapping the guy. I'd like to give this book another chance someday and try to finish it.
I guess I was expecting this book to be really entertaining since I'm fascinated by sex, love and relationships, but it just didn't do it for me. There were entertaining and interesting chapters but overall I didn't particularly enjoy what I read, it was way too repetitive.
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I got tired of reading the same storyline over and over again! This is an erotic book about one man's sexual escapades. It seems he was the Wilt Chamberlain of the Victorian era as he was constantly strooping someone. He may be the reason all sex laws were made. According to him he pretty much forced himself on any servant in his parents home to any he saw walking down the street to copulate with him.
He also seems to have been a pedophile This is an erotic book about one man's sexual escapades. He also seems to have been a pedophile lusting after virginal 10 year olds. A disturbing account overall and overly long. I wouldn't recommend it. I pride myself on finishing any book that I start reading and there have only been a couple instances that I haven't. This book came very close to being the third.
It was a very sexual diary of a Victorian gentleman who made some sexual adventures with his home maids with his proper teachers and How he discover this whole sexuality thing inside him, He could be considered as pervert since he gave sexual pleasure a big importance. His diary was full of description of sexual object the human may encounter during adult hood, for me it was freak to keep a diary with such a disgusting details.
Mar 07, Korri added it Shelves: sexuality , 19th-century , london. This is less erotica than an interesting account of gender and sexuality in the nineteenth century.
Whether it is autobiographical or entirely fiction doesn't matter as much as the fact that one man thought his sexual exploits and the variety of encounters he depicts were of interest to the world in which he lived. I recommend it to anyone, excluding the prudish, impatient the version I read was approxiamately pages , or the faint of heart. Good Luck!
May 09, Julia rated it really liked it. Not for the faint of heart, but a great look into the real Victorian England. Why do you think they were so prudish? Because people like this existed May 13, David rated it did not like it. By "complete", I mean that I read about a third of it before getting fed up.
Boring, repetitive, and unpleasant. The protagonist is an arrogant user of people who doesn't take any responsibility for his actions, nor suffer any consequences from them.
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Let me take this bullet for everyone, and say don't bother with this one. I had no idea this book was about someone's sex life Regardless it was I'm not really a fan of reading about sex scenes so I wasn't a huge fan of the book. But it was written well and it was cool to think that it was someone's actual story.
He treated sex kinda as a science and wasn't ashamed to admit anything. Somewhat more perverse than DeSade, reasonably fascinating Jul 06, H. Reed rated it it was ok Shelves: non-fiction , never-again , classic-literature.
A well written memoir, boring in it's self-absorbtion, by an unlikable pederast. Apr 06, Angela Randall marked it as to-read Shelves: non-fiction , young-adult-educational-material , 19th-century , free-ebook , ange-browse-not-owned-or-wished , weird. You can read it online for free here. Apr 30, Jenny Schmenny added it. It's hard to know how to rate this book. On a certain level, it's repetitive tripe.
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On another level, it's a fascinatingly detailed memoir about sexual behaviors in Victorian times. On another level it's smut. Not very good smut, but still Jul 17, Jessica rated it did not like it Shelves: never-finished. Read the first couple of pages and couldn't get into it.. Felt perverted for even reading about that. Saga Six Pack 3. Saga Six Pack. The Amatory Experiences of a Surgeon.