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Venus in Furs
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Leopold von Sacher-Masoch Joachim Neugroschel
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Venus in Furs

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch Joachim Neugroschel Joachim Neugroschel Larry Wolff


Penguin Classics

Classic fiction (pre c 1945);
Erotic fiction;
Literature, Poetry & Criticism


160 pages

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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.

By:   Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
Notes by:   Joachim Neugroschel
Introduction by:   Larry Wolff
Translated by:   Joachim Neugroschel
Imprint:   Penguin Classics
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   130g
ISBN:   9780140447811
ISBN 10:   0140447814
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   October 2000
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836-1895) was born in the Galician city of Lemberg. A novelist and poet, he is also known for his 'Stories of the Russian Court'. Joachim Neugroschel has translated Hermann Hess's 'Siddhartha' and Thomas Mann's 'Death in Venice' for Penguin Classics. He has won three PEN translation awards and a French-American translation prize. Larry Wolff is Professor of History at Boston College.

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