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The Memoirs of Josephine Mutzenbacher

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The Austrian erotic classic that'll make any parent think twice about taking their young ones to meet a beloved children's book author. Written by Felix Salten (Bambi), The Memoirs of Josephine Mutzenbacher is the story of a young girl and her many amorous encounters, with friends, family, and the local priest, culminating in her establishing a career as a high-priced cour ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Olympia Press (first published 1906)
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Jim
The author of Bambi is a case for not judging the whole person by one act. People are complicated & weird. I read somewhere (Cracked.com?) about this book & tried finding it since I didn't believe what they said was true. It was. This is child porn!!!

On Gutenberg & most sites, this book is only in German. I found a poorly formatted & edited English version & skimmed it. It was simply porn featuring a prepubescent Josephine (8 years old?) screwing just about every male she met
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Geoffrey
Found an English version of this on the web. After reading it for a while, I looked up the reviews. I got interested in this book through the films, or one of them at any rate, althoughI do have an interest in erotic literature. The book, as pointed out by several reviewers, is highly problematic in that it deals with sex between adults and children as young as seven or eight years. The films, all of them, present young women "of acceptable age" - unlike the book, they are not "kiddie porn". The ...more
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Dec 13, 2014 Vipin Goyal rated it it was amazing
Memoirs are always welcome in literature. They could never be uninteresting. Fact is stranger than fiction. I appreciate it.
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Description: The plot device employed in Josephine Mutzenbacher is that of first-person narrative, structured in the format of a memoir. The story is told from the point of view of an accomplished aging 50-year-old Viennese courtesan who is looking back upon the sexual escapades she enjoyed during her unbridled youth in Vienna. Contrary to the what the title indicates, almost the entirety of the book takes place when Josephine is between the ages of 5 and12 years old, before she actually becomes ...more
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A classic…!
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Shelves: erotic
TW: statutory rape, incest, questionable consent
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Felix Salten was an Austrian writer. He was born Siegmund Salzmann in Budapest, Hungary. When he was three weeks old, his family moved to Vienna, Austria. Many Jews were immigrating into the city in the late 19th century because Vienna had finally granted full citizenship to Jews in 1867.

When his father went bankrupt, Felix had to quit school and begin
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