Story of O

By Pauline Reage; Sabine D'Estree (Translator); Sylvia Day (Introduction by); Jean Paulhan (Preface by)
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780345545343, 240pp.)

Publication Date: March 26, 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback, Paperback, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback

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Description

Before Fifty Shades of Grey there was Story of O, the notorious novel of dark obsession that introduced the world to erotic fiction.
 
How far will a woman go to express her love? In this exquisite and taboo novel of passion and desire, the answer emerges through a daring exploration of the deepest bonds of sensual domination. “O” is a beautiful Parisian fashion photographer, determined to understand and prove her consuming devotion to her lover, René, through complete submission to his every whim, his every desire.
 
It is a journey of forbidden, dangerous choices that sweeps her through the secret gardens of the sexual underground. From the inner sanctum of a private club where willing women are schooled in the art of subjugation to the excruciating embraces of René’s friend Sir Stephen, O tests the outermost limits of pleasure. For as O discovers, true freedom lies in her pure and complete willingness to do anything for love.




About the Author

Pauline Réage was a pseudonym for an editor at the prestigious NRF Review in Paris, whose editor in chief was her lover. She died in 1998.

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