The Life and Amours of the Beautiful, Gay and Dashing Kate Percival
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The Life and Amours of the Beautiful, Gay and Dashing Kate Percival

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I am about to do a bold thing. I am about to give to the world the particulars of a life fraught with incident and adventure. I am about to lift the veil from the most voluptuous scenes. I shall disguise nothing, conceal nothing, but shall relate everything that has happened to me just as it occurred. I am what is called a woman of pleasure, and have drained its cup to the...more
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Published December 1st 2010 by New Century Books (first published October 4th 2009)
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Thom Swennes
The gay and dashing side of Kate Percival is the only thing that wasn’t exposed it this sexually shocking novel written in the form of an autobiography. When I first started reading it I found myself sympathizing with Kate as she seemed deserted by her family and forsaken by the world. The second chapter and indeed for the rest of the book she described one sexual encounter after another, sparing no part of her body and leaving no position untried. It reads as an 18th Century American Kama Sutra...more
This reads one cookie cutter scene into another cookie cutter scene of graphic ancient erotic literature.
There's no plot.
And Kate Percival is a one-dimensional s-l-u-t.
Again, like Fanny Hill, or Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, prose pornography. Blatant descriptions of the sexual act. All the characters here seem too perfect (with each person described, more or less, as having "perfect beauties"), and the intercourse between them seems rather repetitive and cliche'. Not much of a plot here either, and the ending, I think, is to be expected. (view spoiler) There is some talk about orgies, which...more
Claudia Nelson
Absolutely silly, the plot is lost, and ridiculous emphasis on the amounts of unbelievable sex that was had got so annoying that I had to up the book
Amazing that it was written in 1864, according to

A, free audio recording, by a volunteer cast, very funny at times, this book is in the public domain.

It is like a journal, more about the amours and less about the life of Kate Percival.

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