The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

An Erotic Novel of Tenderness and Cruelty for the Enjoyment of Men and Women

Book - 1999
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Before E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey and Sylvia Day's Bared to You , there was Anne Rice's New York Times best seller The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

In the traditional folktale of "Sleeping Beauty," the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind's unconscious. In the first book of the series, Anne Rice (author of Beauty's Kingdom ), writing as A.N. Roquelaure, retells the Beauty story and probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince awakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty's complete and total enslavement to him . . . as Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, a compelling experience. Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey will indulge in Rice's deft storytelling and imaginative eroticism, a sure-to-be classic for years to come.

"Articulate, baroque, and fashionably pornographic." -- Playboy

"Something very special . . . at once so light and yet so haunting." -- The Advocate

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Plume, 1999
Copyright Date: ©1983
ISBN: 9780452281424
0452281423
Characteristics: viii, 253 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Roquelaure, A. N. - Author

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