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Thérèse Philosophe

3.45  ·  Rating Details ·  71 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
This first-person narrative by Therese is the charming tale of an innocent's initiation into sexual happiness. Self-discovery in a convent leads her to her confessor, Father Dirrag, and she is soon launched upon the path of reason that convinces her that passion and love of the Deity are equal gifts of God. With additional mentors, Therese learns that sensations are but a ...more
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Lucien avait bien raison d'étriller cette sorte de philosophes qui font profession de préférer la luxure à la vérité, et abusent de l'autorité qu'inspire un peu de savoir sur des ignorants pour en faire des dupes. Ainsi, dans ce roman pornographique du XVIII, Thérèse, une jeune fille élevée au couvent dans l'ignorance et la superstition, après avoir été témoin de l'imposture d'un directeur de conscience qui jouit des charmants appâts d'une sotte dévote, en fait confidence à une paire de ...more
Jun 29, 2015 Hella rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook, france, 3-stars
Survivors by the Phenomenon "50 shades of...", I decided I deserve first-class erotic literature. So, one of the first ebooks I decided to buy was "The extraordinary seven masterpieces in erotic literature" by Newton Compton. It's a beautiful collection of seven novels by great writers, and the subject is eroticism. The firs one is written by Denis Diderot, and tells about the story of Thérèse, her vicissitudes and life. The main characters looks like a naive young girl, interested in philosophy ...more
Daniela Lago
Nov 03, 2013 Daniela Lago rated it it was amazing
I bought this one because the back of the book said nothing about its content and I thought it may be about politic and social aspects of France in that times, so you can imagine my surprise when I was reading it.
It was wonderful, because it's old, but even now it has a lot of meaning and can teach you a lot about sex life, things that in that time when the book was wrote made a lot of controversy. But even now it causes controversy. I recommended it to all my friends and even to my boyfriend.
Feb 05, 2012 Iorek rated it it was amazing
One of the most provocative and erotic books i have ever had the pleasure to read. The Marquis d'Argens succeeded in his goal to please and to instruct. The boldy pornographic sections of the book only serve to enhance the thoughtful philosophical musings on freedom, sexuality, and human nature. reveals a side of Enlightenment Philosophy that is not often discussed outside of the Marquis de Sade's writing. even 350 years later, it is still both titillating and sophisticated.
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I would say this is a book you shouden't try. The sex scenes are downright to soft and the characters are amoust void. There is some cool larts tho, but from the second part to the end, the book just gets boring. You can try, maybe you enjoy it. But there are other erotic literature way better than this.
I also must add that I was thinking it was somekind of darker plot, so the bloody book triked me!!
Allie Walker
Aug 23, 2014 Allie Walker rated it really liked it
Divorato in poche sere. Ogni riga più intrigante dell'altra e un pensiero sulla chiesa e clero da far paura, ma tanto vero. Una storia (vera) raccontata da una protagonista che fa "sesso" solo con se stessa fino alla fine del racconto. Un'iniziazione diversa da quello che ci si aspetta, vissuta attraverso gli altri.
Apr 12, 2016 Nicole rated it it was amazing
considering the usage of some unnecessary terms i do believe it was accurate to ban this book in the 19th century. Jesus! even today we cringe when we listen euphemisms for vagina and penis. i much enjoyed this. very very much.
Alicia (Lav)
The second star is for historical significance and the fact that I got a super fun essay out this book. (Although it probably does not deserve that second star if only because of the sheer number of times the word "member" is used to refer to a certain part of male anatomy.)
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Indispensable pour qui s'intéresse à Sade.
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