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The She-Devils

3.37  ·  Rating details ·  180 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Classic French erotica by the extremely prolific Louys. Susan Sontag, so recently deceased, described this book as one of the handful of erotic works that achieve true literary status. The She-Devils is the story of a young man who one day finds himself in the company of a family of whores, mother and three daughters, each of the younger ones more decadent than the last. O ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Olympia Press (first published 1926)
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Evan
It seems that the 1970s porno mag Screw used to assess porno movies on a four-erect-penises rating scale.

Adapting that scale to the novel here in question, I would easily bestow it four big hard ones. This, so far, is the only book I've read that kept me tumescent the entire way; literary Viagra of the first order.

If this is too much information then get back to the junior leagues, o' timid ones.

"Despite the fact that my sexual exercises are ordinarily as reserved and conservative as my language
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JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust
**DNF @23 % **
. . . . And just when I thought I've read everything, one of the heroines fist her mother..


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Jessica
Jul 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
Completely depraved, full of typoes, very sexy. Silly. Fun. Hot. Did I say it was hot? Yeah. It is.
Adan
Jun 24, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book in its Spanish version some years ago, shortly after discovering Pierre Louÿs and his extremely smart and funny Manuel De Civilité Pour Les Petites Filles à L'usage Des Maisons D'éducation.

As many other open-minded readers from our time, I guess, I was also openly shocked by almost every page of it. I didn't find it arousing at all, but I did find it mostly fascinating, sometimes too strong, other times kind of sweet and innocent, all of it depending on the point of view and th
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Sara
Todo o texto parece obcecado por cenas de sexo explícitas, com absoluta preferência por situações sado-masoquistas, algumas das quais absolutamente nojentas.
Rjyan
May 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fucking Masterpiece
Patrizia
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Si tratta del classico 'romanzo proibito' che sfidava la censura dei secoli scorsi. L'autore, un vago seguace di De Sade, trovandosi a sviluppare un tema borderline con l'inferno e ritenendo ormai evidentemente di non aver nulla da perdere, ci caccia dentro un po' di tutto: incesto, coprofagia, pedofilia, zoofilia ninfomania e chi più ne ha più che metta. È un 'romanzo erotico'? Non direi. Nella costante sfida provocatoria che percorre le sue pagine è assente l'eros, in qualunque sua sfumatura. ...more
♥ Ibrahim ♥
Jun 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: literature
A novelist is supposed to depict reality. If I am going to speak about a lady's erotic feeling, then it had better be as a woman feels. Well, this work feels like it is written by a schoolboy who just hit puberty and now is the time to chronicle is boyish fantasies and attribute them to ladies. This reminds me of Arabian Night where erotic works are written for the sole pleasure of male Arabs and as they understand sexuality, to no regard or consideration whatsoever for how it goes in a woman's ...more
Stas
Mar 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Apparently, I first read in March 2010. No, that can't be right. This is when I gave it all these stars here... Actually I used to own a copy, maybe in 2008, but then I started lending it to friends, to friends' sisters, to their girlfriends. I kinda miss it.
Miguel
Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Um livro antigo, erótico mas com um nível de devassidão sem qualquer pudor com vernáculo associado. Algo pesado, não é para qualquer um. É um livro bastante forte na linguagem.
Beluosus
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: français
Bien moins érotique que son Aphrodite. Décevant.
Nicole Bugueño
Leído en Mayo del 2013

Libro para leerlo con la mente muy pero muy abierta, me choqueo bastante.
Michael X
Jul 16, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A dirty, dirty, dirty book. Not for those who are into some light erotica. This is some perverse stuff. NOT RECOMMENDED for light weights.
Ian
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Best book ever.
Amanda Tilbrook
Jan 13, 2014 rated it did not like it
Had to read it for a University Course - one of the most disturbing books I've ever read!
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Born in Belgium. in 1870, but moved to France where he would spend the rest of his life. He was a friend of authors André Gide and Oscar Wilde, and of composer Claude Debussy.
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