: Gamiani, or Two Nights of Excess (Naughty French Novels) ( ): Alfred De Musset, John Baxter: Books. Considered one of the truly great French writers of the nineteenth century, famed poet and novelist Alfred de Musset once decided (as great French writers are. Gamiani, or Two Nights of Excess. Alfred de Musset. Buy This Book. My goodness. I thought that I had seen it all when it came to historical.

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This site uses cookies. This article about an erotic novel of the 19th century is a stub. This is definitely not the book for those who like their romance sweet and light, nor is it a story for those who are looking for the definitive Excezs literature – however, if excss fall somewhere in between and have no problem with sexual depravity and graphic descriptions then you may very well enjoy this.

In Sleeping Beauty’s Bed. Fanny, however, has had a taste of something both delicious and reprehensible and cannot be satisfied by a more sedate life with Alcide. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Scorn and skepticism, complacency and amusement, niights and disdain… all lie within its purview.

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I thought that I had seen it all when it came to historical erotica: Books by Alfred de Musset. Oct 12, Raya rated it really liked it.

Emily Sarcos rated it really liked it Mar 30, Assuming you do not have serious problems with ‘disgust’ this is, after all, only an exercise in the imaginationthe bulk of the book is a very erotic read indeed but it is definitely not for faint hearts. If you are in the mood for truly erotic historical fare, then you should be aware that classics of the genre such as Fanny HillThe Pearland My Secret Life are all in the public domain and online.

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Overly erotic for the duration, the tale encompasses two nights of passion between two women and a man and, during that time, they tell the stories of their first times Memoirs of a Russian Ballet Girl.

It is about a young man who is fascinated by a lesbian countess and watches her sex scenes with Fanny and ultimately joins in. Refresh and try again.

The Diary Of Mata Hari. Email required Address never made public. The Romance of Violette. The Pleasures of Lolotte. Mar 23, Martha Sofia Franco rated it liked it. The glorious result was Gamiani, a classic tale of sensual pleasure and sexual excess.

Gamiani, or Two Nights of Excess

Though not perfect by any means, it succeeds in its aims and provides an insight into a mind-set whose next full literary flowering, after a gap, would be in the Decadent Movement. As for the story, it is a tale of extreme and destructive erotic passion with the standard issue references to the depravities to be found in convents and amongst the clergy but it is rather well written.

Oct 11, Cristina Contilli added it. Interesting and worth a read at least once. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In the light of day, his mind is not full of filth, but syrupy, sentimental, moralising twaddle. Aug 07, Howard rated it really liked it Shelves: His family was upper-class but poor and his father worked in various key government positions, but never gave his son any money.


A bit disappointing second part of the book in terms of narrative style and description of the epilogue Open Preview See a Problem? Considered one of the truly great French writers of the nineteenth century, famed poet and novelist Alfred de Musset once decided as great French writers are wont to do to try his hand at erotic fiction.

This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat What is notable about this line is that it sets the tone for much of the sex in the book, or, rather, the attitudes and behaviour of the central characters towards sex in certain circumstances. Years later, elder brother Paul de Musset would preserve these, and many other details, for posterity, in a biography on his famous younger brother. Apr 14, Reetta Saine rated it really liked it Shelves: Erotic Bedtime Stories for Women.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. The prose flows elegantly and makes the book difficult to put down. There are, in fact, a good many people I know who would be happier if they could do this, if they — if we — could finally, fully throw off the shackles of guilt, timidity and shame.

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The novel was illustrated with unsigned lithographs whose authorship remains unknown. Thanks for telling us about the problem. By the time he reached the age of 20, his rising literary fame was already accompanied by a sulphurous reputation fed by his dandy side.