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Erotica: An Illustrated Anthology of Sexual Art and Literature (Erotica #1)

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With over 100,000 copies in print of the previous edition, this illustrated anthology presents a collection of the very best examples of sexual art and literature spanning two thousand years: from classical Rome and the ancient East to the novels of D. H. Lawrence and Henry Miller. Artworks from Aubrey Beardsley, Henry Fuseli, Gustav Klimt, Thomas Rowlandson, and many othe ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 2nd 2002 by Running Press (first published November 1992)
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Jess Scott
This book was/is worth every penny. The best parts of the book were:

1) the blend/presentation of pieces of erotic art, alongside excerpts of the finest literary erotica in the history of publishing/the written word

2) the scope of the selected works (which span over 2000 years of both Eastern and Western cultures)

I have a few other erotic anthologies (which are mostly either art, or text-focused), and this is the one that I repeatedly recall, and/or go back to. It's an excellent resource book
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Tristy
This collection felt really scattered to me, but it's a nice attempt at collecting erotica as an art form and not just for titillation.
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