Venus in India, or Love adventures in Hindustan is a pornographic novel by the pseudonymous "Charles Devereaux" (variously spelled in the different editions) published by Auguste Brancart in Brussels in 1889. It purports to be the autobiography of a British Army officer serving on the North West Frontier of India, describing his erotic adventures with Lizzie Wilson and the three daughters of Colonel Selwyn. His wife Louie remains in England. He sometimes refers to Théophile Gautier's Mademoiselle de Maupin during the narrative which is set during the third Afghan War. It is divided into two volumes and the content of a third volume is occasionally referred to in the text but this was never published.
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‘Venus in India’ is also known as ‘Love Adventures in Hindustan’ and was originally published in Amsterdam, in 1889. Captain Charles Devereux is a pseudonym, and is thought most likely to be that of Major Crommelin Henry Ricketts, who retired from the 5th cavalry (Madras Staff) in 1871 after 21 years’ service.
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Book Description Holloway House Pub Co, 1967. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2790405970
Book Description Holloway House, 1967. Paperback. Book Condition: Acceptable. Remainder mark on lower fore edges. Pages unmarked. Paper tanning. Spine slant with stress lines on spine. Covers edge & shelfworn. Small sticker scar in front upper corner. Binding secure. Bookseller Inventory # 99923
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Book Description Holloway House Pub Co, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., 1967. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Unspecified. Dj has small taped repair on lower front edge and tape reinforced lower rear corner. Original price is scraped off. Otherwise dj shows very light rubbing, bumping or shelfwear. Spine is straight with two vertical creases. The interior is unmarked and tight except that it opens easily along one spine crease. Pages are not separated or loose. Believed to be first US and first printing, in that cover states "First Complete and Authentic American Edition", and no internal indication of a later printing. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002079