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Pleasures and Follies of a Goodnatured Libertine

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La Bretonne, a printer by trade, published over 250 novels in his lifetime, many of them social tracts concerning reform. In his private life, the man was rather liberated and when he writes, he writes from experience. Pleasures and Follies was titled L'Anti-Justine, ou les Delices de l'Amour. The work traces the growth and sexual awakening of Genovefette and her brother C ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published December 30th 2004 by Olympia Press (first published 1798)
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Feb 22, 2008 Rupert Owen rated it it was amazing
Easily the most sexually mad ranting that has ever been spilled on page from a manic mind, Bretonne wrote an absurd number of books (something like 200), having been helped by owning a printing press - kind of like someone working at Lulu Self-Publishing and having literary ambitions beyond megalomania, anyhow, he went to every extreme in this novel, for the faint hearted or sensitive, this work will have you on the phone to the Censorship Board.

It really covers every sexual taboo and is an exe
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Nicolas-Edme Rétif or Nicolas-Edme Restif (1734 – 1806), also known as Restif de la Bretonne, was a French novelist. The term retifism for shoe fetishism was named after him. He has been described as both a social realist and a sexual fantasist in his writings.
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