Described by Susan Sontag as one of the few works of the erotic imagination to deserve true literary status, The She Devils (Trois Filles de leur Mère) remains Pierre Louÿs' most intense, claustrophobic work. A study of sexual obsession and monomania, it is unsurpassed in its depictions of carnal excess, unbridled lust and limitless perversity.
This new edition also contains Louÿs' lewd novella Toinon, now widely available in English for the first time, in which the author gleefully describes various sexual misdemeanours in a girls' boarding school.
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Book Description Creation Books, London, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Thus. The She Devils tells of a mother and her three daughters, sharing their inexhaustible sexual favours between the same young man, each other, and anyone else who enters their web of depravity. From a chance encounter on the stairway with a voluptuous young girl, the narrator is drawn to become the play-thing of four rapacious females, experiencing them all in various combinations of increasingly wild debauchery, until they one day vanish as mysteriously as they had appeared. Described by Susan Sontang as one of the few works of the erotic imagination to deserve true literary status, The She Devils remains Pierre Louys most intense, claustrophobic work; a study of sexual obsession and monomania unsurpassed in its depictions of carnal excess, unbridled lust and limitless perversity. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 043274