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Book Title: Aphrodite: Book One|
The author of the book: Pierre Louÿs
Date of issue: October 1999
ISBN 13: 9780967240107
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 685 KB
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One of literature's erotic masterpieces
Vol. I Artwork by Milo Manara
Aphrodite is a masterpiece of French 19th century literature. This classical tale of sensuous love was one of the best-selling novels of its time. Published in 1896, Aphrodite made Pierre Louÿs famous and was by far his greatest success, surpassing that of his other well-know works such as The Songs of Bilitis. Conceived as a novel of the antiquity focusing on women & on light, Aphrodite lends itself naturally to illustration.
The story takes place in Alexandria in the 1st Century BC where Demetrios, a renowned artist falls in love with a courtesan, Chrysis.
She asks him to prove his love to her by committing three crimes & Demetrios agrees.
Read information about the authorBorn in Belgium. in 1870, but moved to France where he would spend the rest of his life. He was a friend of authors André Gide and Oscar Wilde, and of composer Claude Debussy.
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