Venus in FursBook - 2000
"'Venus in Furs' describes the obsessions of Severin von Kusiemski, a European nobleman who desires to be enslaved to a woman. Severin finds his ideal of voluptuous cruelty in the merciless Wanda von Dunajew. This is a passionate and powerful portrayal of one man's struggle to enlighten and instruct himself and others in the realm of desire. Published in 1870, the novel gained notoriety and a degree of immortality for its author when the word "masochism"--Derived from his name - entered the vocabulary of psychiatry. This remains a classic literary statement on sexual submission and control." -- Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2000.
Branch Call Number: FIC SACH
Characteristics: xxx, 126 pages ; 20 cm.