The first great American novel, albeit one written by a Frenchman. Chateaubriand's classic tale of Indian amours was, with Lewis' The Monk and Coleridge's opium dealer, the inspiration for all Romantic works to follow.
THE TRIUMPHS, TRYSTS, AND TRAGEDIES OF...
The Beautiful People, who seek the ever-elusive specter of love in the posh resorts of the world, and who only find themselves being offered on a silver platter to
The Moneyed, the Wealthy, the Tycoons, who use them to fill their bank accounts and satisfy their libidos, and who then let the Beautiful People join the ranks of
The Tarnished, the Dispossessed, the Rejected, in the eternal cycle of
The Loved And The Lonely
They called him Crazycock. He was great on the sportsfield, but his prowess at bedroom athletics was terrific! He called the sexual shots with woman after woman, training them to deliver the highest peak of ecstatic performance in everybody's most beloved sport!
Exactly how you react to this book will depend to a considerable extent on how old you are. The younger you are, the more likely you will be to take much of it for granted. But we think it will contain fresh insights as well as a few surprises of other kinds even for youth who are currently in college. And we are certain that it will be a valuable reading experience for all.
This is the tale of sculptor Dave Franklin, who found a beautiful woman burned to death in his bed, and had to find the killers, before the police took him in. He searches Mister Big out, but to get there has to pass through a harem of beautiful girls trained only in the art of love.
Lilly, the heroine of this exciting novel, is the very ideal of a college professor's wife. She is highly intelligent, very beautiful and, like many intelligent and beautiful people, curious. Her curiosity, of course, is the story, and a wilder story of sexual degradation-and fulfillment, we might add-would be hard to find.
Clara Reeves, a beautiful, inexperienced young girl of good family, is determined to find her sister who has disappeared under mysterious and provocative circumstances. Searching for a clue among her sister's possessions, Clara comes upon an elaborate, sinister-looking onyx ring with an ominous golden scorpion set into its polished face. This evil portent arouses Clara's worst suspicions and fills her heart with dread; but she screws up her courage and embarks upon an adventure which is to radically change the tenor of her sheltered life.
Inside a Girls' Boarding School
So much has been written of young men in boarding schools that it is high time young women were given their due. The Prefect presents us a fascinating tale of a girls' school, the author letting her imagination race in this epic of education by flagellation.
In only the last two years in America has a marketplace developed for the interchange of ideas, experiences, and fantasies in the sexual area. Consequently, much literary material, previously hidden and or suppressed, has come to light. In particular, Victorian fiction has been uncovered that shows those people were human after all (how, we might have wondered, did they ever manage to make babies in all that stuffiness!)
A Ravished Maid, recently gotten from a private collection in London... the same collection, incidentally, which yielded "Frank" and I-is certainly one of the most graphic and fast-moving stories to appear. As usual, we know nothing of its author, but then, he was having such a good time he probably had not opportunity to worry about his reputation.
An original Ophelia that never did get reprinted. Peter Jason (Wayward) penned this tale of wife Louise and her husband, the gentle Hector. The pair flaunt their youth and virility throughout the Mediterranean coast, until some strangers arrive and want to join in the fun. Hector acquiesces, and Louise finds herself enjoying her new partners all the more. First American publication.
Chicago is invaded by a universal sexual invader determined to create pain which thrills, to drive the unsuspecting into a pulsating rhythm of intimate encounter.
This is a first in lust and exquisite torment.
The discovery of three dead bodies in a brothel starts Lilly Stone of the Perry Detective Agency off on some exciting adventures. It was up to Lady Dick to do her job, and in the process the irresistible redhead turns into an uncontrollable nympho as well! Lady Dick is an enormously exciting and suspenseful thriller, in the grand tradition but with a totally untraditional investigator: the Goddess of Sex herself.
Hilton Williams has been living the good life pumping out "lust pills" from his office. A one-man shop, he watched as the dough piled in, and now he's ready to hire someone else to help take over editing duties.
Even in the '60s, women were dying to get into any publishing in NY. So, there will have to be plenty of auditions.
One of the rarest Savages.
The Very Private Secretary is a novel--and, we feel, an important one--about the advertising business and the living, breathing people who work in it. Its protagonist is Reid Hartley, who enjoys an enviable reputation in the profession but lately has been in a severe slump. Somehow, the old glibness which enabled him to devise highly successful ad campaigns in the past has deserted him... and, perhaps, he has begun to question some of his own basic assumptions.
Ginny and Cliff, young runaways in the big city, spend their time pleasing each other. But money's a real problem (shopping to factor in somewhere), and Ginny uses her chief asset to get ahead.
Rod Waleman's story places the powerful bank vice-president Milton King under microscopic examination as he plays puppet master and moves his subordinates about the carpeted and chromed stage of his establishment. The strings he pulls affect the lives of half a dozen people. They include two of his employees whose future careers in the banking circles depend upon his personal acceptance or rejection. By the author of "The Stepdaughters."