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A short story like no other. Historical fiction melded with erotica, and The Doctrine of Venus at its heart.

Step back in history one hundred years to the trial of a society beauty. Her scandalous affair lends publicity to a book that advocates sexual depravity--the Doctrine. Reproduced here in its entirety, the 3rd edition of The Doctrine of Venus has been censored in Amer
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Paperback, 56 pages
Published August 20th 2012 by 1001 Nights Press
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Hilary
Sep 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
I received this book through the first-reads program.

While this isn't the sort of thing I normally read (My reviews of the Fifty Shades of Grey series a notable exception) I actually enjoyed this. James Wood did a wonderful job imitating the writing of the older erotic novel writers, or, say, Anais Nin. Reading this, I was thoroughly amused.

The doctrines do a brilliant job of outlining what should have been emphasized in E.L. James'books, and in a brilliant language. Good book, if terribly shor
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Kai
Feb 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
The Doctrine of Venus is about a woman being sexually empowered. It is about the relationship between a man and a woman and the decors and rules that are set. It is about compromises that a man and woman need to do for each other to have a successful relationship.

This book is not for readers who have a conservative views of what goes behind the bedroom door. For readers who have been in a good relationship, they will discover as they read through the rules, they will notices certain behaviors th
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Lourie
Feb 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult, erotica
“The Doctrine of Venus” is truly what it claims to be, a manual on how to train a submissive.

If you have read the “Paula’s Place” trilogy you will remember that this manual was noticed by Paula on Max’s desk.

The manual it’s self is somewhat dry. Hey it’s a manual what would you expect. There isn’t much of a story here but what little there is does compliment the manual. There are also some artistic photos that are very sensual and that illustrate the topic nicely.

If you are some one who likes t
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Andre SanThomas
Aug 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A hot read with a clever book within a book, story within a story premise. And great pics to boot!
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British-born author James Wood spins sensuous taboo tales. Themes of domination and submission predominate - of hands on legs and garter straps and ladies bound in silk.
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