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Anais Nin
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Delta of Venus

Anais Nin



Fiction & Literature;
Erotic fiction;
Short stories


240 pages

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Anais Nin's Delta of Venus is a stunning collection of sexual encounters from the queen of literary erotica. From Mathilde's lust-filled Peruvian opium den to the Hungarian baron driven insane by his insatiable desire, the passions and obsessions of this dazzling cast of characters are vivid and unforgettable. Delta of Venus is a deep and sensual world that evokes the very essence of sexuality.

By:   Anais Nin
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   export ed
Dimensions:   Height: 181mm,  Width: 111mm, 
ISBN:   9780141037301
ISBN 10:   014103730X
Series:   Popular Penguins
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   September 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Fictionalized biography of the young adventurer-turned-businessman who helped shape modern Japan and may have inspired Madame Butterfly.Scottish writer Spence's fourth work of fiction (Way To Go, 2004, etc.) is a muscular historical novel focusing on one man's contribution to Western traders' penetration of the hostile East. Aberdeen-based Thomas Glover's youthful appetite for risk and opportunity is given full scope when he lands a job in Japan in 1859, working for traders Jardine, Mathieson & Co. Ambitious, hardworking and instinctively entrepreneurial, Glover soon has his own import/export business in Nagasaki, trading tea, silk, gold and anything else he thinks will turn a profit, including weapons. He disregards advice from the studiously neutral British not to get involved in local politics, supporting the Choshu clan that eventually leads rebel forces to overthrow the shogun and propel Japan into modernity. Female characters feature little and sadly in this story. Glover leaves behind an early romance and a son in Scotland; his first Japanese marriage fails when a premature child dies; another Japanese love, Maki, brings up his son Tomisaburo alone, thinking Glover is back in Europe. By the time the misunderstanding is cleared up, he has a new wife and a young daughter, but offers to take in Tomisaburo and give him a better life. Maki hands over her son, then throws herself into the river. Glover loses one fortune but moves to Tokyo and makes another; he dies in 1911, by which time Japan is becoming industrialized. Tomisaburo lives to see the atom bomb dropped on Nagasaki.A colorful, empathetic, melancholy-tinged portrait of a Victorian colossus. (Kirkus Reviews)

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