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Lord Libertine: Or, the Memoirs of a Gentleman of Pleasure, Being a Rake's Progress from London to Paris in the Revolutionary Year 1792

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What happens when the greatest seducer of the age meets the unseducible Lady Barbara -- and accepts a wager to bed her inside of a month?


Lord Libertine, a bawdy, uninhibited novel of sex and adventure, with joyous games of lust, love, and lechery in 18th century London and Paris.
Hardcover, 285 pages
Published 1976 by William Morrow & Company
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Dec 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
For full disclosure, I'll say that I was already predisposed to not like this story simply because it is written in the first person, and I consider first person to be a very narrow and limiting writing style. Still, even if it had been in third person, I would still go with the one star.

The premise immediately ruined it for me. The hero is not only utterly immoral, but shockingly stupid. He's immoral not in the traditional "Oh, he has a lot of affairs", kind of rakish immoral, but the full on
Lisa James
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This was a story filled with intrigue, action, adventure, love, & lust in the late 1700's, taking place in both England & France, during the Revolution. Lord Christopher Arundel, a notorious rake, is at odds with Lord Mortimer Durward. The 2 men absolutely despise one another, & when Durward proposes a gentleman's bet that Arundel can't "deflower" the beautiful Lady Barbara MacFarlane within a month's time, the adventure is off & running. At the same time, Prime Minister Pitt eng ...more
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