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Erotica - Books Read and Recommend

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Lady Chatterley's Lover - D.H. Lawrence
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Story Of O - Pauline Réage
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Ulysses (Modern Library) - James Joyce
No not very erotic but certainly gets banned often enough.
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The Decameron - Giovanni Boccaccio
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Nine and A Half Weeks - Elizabeth McNeill
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Les Liaisons Dangereuses - Choderlos de Laclos
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Classic Erotica

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Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

I love this book on so many layers. A book that I plan on rereading very soon.
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Doesn't really mater your sexual orientation, it doesn't get more 'classic literature' then Sappho.
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Delta of Venus - Anais Nin
I had read Henry Miller before I read anything by Anais Nin. So, in that regard it was a great break and nice to have a very different voice. However, her stories tend to have roughly the same conclusion. Pleasure then tragedy... which sort of got old after a few hundred pages. Still, there are some images that stick in my mind and stories I liked.
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Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller
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There are a number of translated editions of Giacomo Casanova's Memoirs. There is even a nifty ilistrated Kindle version. Still, given the chance I think I will try to find at least one copy of from this volume as they are translated by Arthur Machen (the man who it said inspired H.P. Lovecraft). I have loved Machen's other works so could see how he might do well in translating this rather lengthily collection of writings.
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The Sleeping Beauty Novels

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The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty - Anne Rice,A. N. Roquelaure
Yes, these books do fall on the side of "dark erotic" and wouldn't recommend for those tame on the subject. I found the first book to be enjoyable and quite imaginative.
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Beauty's Release (Sleeping Beauty Trilogy) - Anne Rice,A. N. Roquelaure
Yep, got bored with the story by the third novel and never bother to read the conclusion.
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Dark Eroticism

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Story of the Eye - Georges Bataille
There is something truly warped about Georges Bataille. A book I will never forget reading... in a good way.
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The Tears of Eros - Georges Bataille
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Venus in Furs (Penguin Classics) - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
Sadism is the term coined after the Marquis De Sade. Well, this is the other guy... Masochism. I enjoyed the writing style more then that of De Sade's works.
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This was the first 'dark erotic' book that I ever read. There is something about the imagery of the garden that has always stuck with me over the years.
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I actually never made it that far into "Justine" it was officially too much for me. I did however read a few of his other writings so the book wasn't a complete waste.
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The Lover - Marguerite Duras
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Women - Charles Bukowski
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Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
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Amado mio - Pier Paolo Pasolini
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Belle De Jour - Joseph Kessel
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Bitter Moon. - Pascal Bruckner
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Emmanuelle - Emmanuelle Arsan
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Tales of Ordinary Madness - Charles Bukowski
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Classical and contemporary erotic literature. Selections include those books that I have read and books recommended by other members of the Listal community.

So, thank you for all your support.

Also See:
My Collection of Erotica by El Raulo
La sonrisa vertical by El Raulo

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Posted: 4 years, 1 month ago at Mar 7 14:43
Hello. I have two list related to erotic books.
Here you can find my collection
And HERE you can find a lot titles to add to your list. I hope I had been helpful.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Feb 5 13:08
Excellent list!Would you care for some extra recommendations?

-A spy in the house of love by Anais Nin

-Henry & June by Anais Nin

-Rocco e Antonia:Porci con le Ali
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Jul 31 18:04
Erotica is something that is in the eye of the reader. So, no, I don't really consider Ulysses nor Lolita erotica. However, Madam Bovary is written with an erotic (overly romantic) tone and while it is very FAR from pornography it is still erotic.

The books on this list vary in their graphical nature. Georges Bataille is very graphic but hardly 'one handed reading'. So if something can be sexually graphic and not be meant to 'arouse', I figure a book can also not be sexually graphic and be meant to arouse or invoke that sense.

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