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Histoire d'O The Story Of O Relates The Progressive Willful Debasement Of A Young And Beautiful Parisian Fashion Photographer, O, Who Wants Nothing Than To Be A Slave To Her Lover, Ren The Test Is Severe Sexual In Method, Psychological In Substance The Artistic Interest Here Has Precisely To Do With The Use Not Only Of Erotic Materials But Also Erotic Methods, The Deliberate Stimulation Of The Reader As A Part Of And Means To A Total, Authentic Literary Experience Eliot Fremont Smith, The New York Times


About the Author: Pauline Réage

Fifty years ago, an extraordinary pornographic novel appeared in Paris Published simultaneously in French and English, Story of O portrayed explicit scenes of bondage and violent penetration in spare, elegant prose, the purity of the writing making the novel seem reticent even as it dealt with demonic desire, with whips, masks and chains Pauline R age, the author, was a pseudonym, and many peopl


10 thoughts on “Histoire d'O

  1. says:

    i am not going to write a serious review of this book if you want to talk about why bondage erotica is bad for women or how negation porn makes its readers complicit in the victimization of women halfway across the globe or to sip tea and talk about depersonalization or dehumanization or anything even remotely intelligent power to you, but this book bored me so much i don t even care to elevate it or grant it any sort of intellectual discussion i am really only interested in talking about why this book is boring.i have said it before on here, but it bears repeating despite my recent fascination with monster erotica, i personally find reading about sex boring but even boring than reading about sex reading about non sex which is basically what this book is despite the lingering on the violence and the restraining, piercing, branding, whipping, the sex act itself is glossed over to the extent that at one point o has taken on several lovers, to completion, in the span of three sentences.for example, the last line in the book it was only after daybreak, after all the dancers had left, that sir stephen and the commander, awakening natalie who was asleep at o s fe...

  2. says:

    The original ending of this book was suppressed because it supposedly objectified women However, I think the book is very empowering for women It makes very clear the difference between being submissive as a person and being submissive as a sexual preference O is a successful career woman who gets her freak on as a sexual slave We are all hedonists at heart The prudish, Protestant roots of society plus the pc attitudes for which feminism is responsible in part, make this a very shocking book now But not as much as in the past for its pornographic content,no now it is seen as the choice...

  3. says:

    Since my child is currently one of my 2 friends, I will refrain from writing a real review of this book Manon, when you re living far far away and are much older you should check this out And when you do, please don t tell me about it.

  4. says:

    I never had any intention of reading Story of O until I was recently asked to review it I knew I wouldn t like it, that it is not the kind of erotica I usually waste my Sunday afternoons with, so rather than purchasing the whole thing, I instead decided to read the Kindle sample That, I m afraid, was way than enough I m not sure whether the sample starts at the beginning of the story or not, the first chapter felt a little out of place, but then none of what I read really followed the format of a regular novel.The sample starts as it means to go on Get in, he says She gets in.I laughed at this Perhaps I shouldn t have Perhaps I shouldn t laugh at the fact that O allows herself to be objectified and used sexually, perhaps I should pity her for feeling that it s okay to be ordered around in this way Oh well, I m just a firm believer that if someone tells you to jump off a cliff and you jump off said cliff, then it s your fault for being a cliff jumping moron Just sayin Anyway, as far as your regular run of the mill sex goes, there s hardly any description It s all entering and plunging and then it s all over The whipping, however, gets a lot attention than the sex does, the whole sample doesn t actually feel like erotica unless you re the kind to masturbate while Crime...

  5. says:

    The most useful piece of advice on literary criticism that I ve ever come across is Nabokov s dictum to identify with the author, not the characters This book is a perfect example If you make the mistake of identifying with O, it s all a bit bewildering Why exactly is she interested in being blindfolded, tied up, whipped, and fucked from all angles by a bunch of people she doesn t even know It seems bizarre and rather distasteful.The rest of this review is avai...

  6. says:

    At first most people read this as erotica However I read it for a psychology class There is a much deeper story if you read it from a different perspective Sad, definitely This woman gives up everything I don t mean everything in the passive way we use it today I mean right down to her voice She only speaks a few times, I can count the number of times on one hand She giv...

  7. says:

    English Espa olOMG what did I just read This is horrible and tremendously boring, every time I started reading my eyes closed.It did not seem erotic, but totally abusive to those who not only accept it, but also yearn for it, demonstrating that it must be a person with serious psychological problems and zero self esteem.O, the protagonist, a beautiful Parisian fashion photographer, has Rene as a lover As he had already told her that he wanted to prostitute her, it does not take her by surprise when he takes her to Roissy where she is treated as a sex slave, beaten and all included She leaves there with a ring that allows to possess her to every man who knows what it means Rene, for whom she would do anything because she loves him with madness and without whom she can not live, lends her to a friend and tells her that he is now her new master Sir Stephen is possessive and depraved than Rene and only takes her by where men and women have in common After lending her, forcing her to be with women and marking her permanently in every possible way, then he abandons her O was happy that Rene had had her whipped and had prostituted her, because her impassioned submission would furnish her lover w...

  8. says:

    This book must have been really something when it first came out, but to me, this was just another one of those unintentionally funny chick flicks I do realize I completely missed the point of this book, because it just completely flew by me.I won t go into detail too much but the story begins when O and her lover Rene I use an Allo Allo accent here are in the backseat of a taxi, and O is instructed to take her underwear etc off, walk into a building and let herself be abused and tortured, no questions asked And she ll learn to love it Why Because Rene keeps telling her he loves her so much Because she wants to do whatever he wants her to do Maybe it s because I m unable to see myself in this position, or to be accurate, these positions, but I really don t see the point of everything that happens to O If anybody ever suggested doing something that s even remotely in the general direction of the stuff they make her do, to me, I will laugh, to see if they are serious, and if it turns out they are, I will go batshit on their ass And I do mean that in the literal sense Because it s t...

  9. says:

    I did read this some years ago so honesty compels me to list it here For those of you who haven t yet had the pleasure, I can save you some time All you need are these few verses from Tom Lehrer the book itself is much less amusing I quote them here because it s just possible some of you will not know this lovely ballad.I ache for the touch of your lips, dear, But much for the touch of your whips, dear You can raise welts like nobody elts, As we dance to the masochism tango Say our love be a flame, not an ember, Say it s me that you want to dismember Blacken my eye, Set fire to my tie, As we dance to the masochism tango Your eyes cast a spell that bewitches The last time I needed twenty stitches To sew up the gash That you made with your lash, As we danced to the masochism tango Bash in my brain, And make me scream with pain, Then kick me once again, An...

  10. says:

    Anonymous author grabs her reader by the proverbial balls right before bedtime god damn itE L James should be ashamed What I m reading here is pure artistry and I almost wonder if the author isn t writing from experience It s very difficult to explain these types of sexual and psychological...

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