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Lou˙s, Pierre: Aphrodite, v.1 29 Feb 2008.
An erotic novel.
Pierre Louys: Aphrodite: Moeurs Antiques (1896)
Translated from the French by Willis L. Parker.
Pierre Louys published his first novel, Aphrodite (Murs Antiques) in 1896. It was a bestseller, selling 350,000 copies, sealing Louys reputation as a popular author of erotic literature.
Set in Ptolemaic Alexandria, Aphrodite is as much a love story as a crime story. Louys decadent, sensual vision of Egypt in classical times is a jeweled setting for a story of transgressive love. The sculptor Demetrios, the favorite of Queen Berenice, falls for a well-to-do courtesan, Chrysis. Much of the story is set in the world of the courtesans, a realm of beauty, luxury, sapphic indulgence, and some dark shadows as well.
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