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That didn’t compute on the earliest occasions I started to read it: I nistoria myself wishing for more details of O’s mind. Also, I had to keep in mind that France was always a bit more open and less prudish when it came to sexuality.

Story of O

Rene uses O to titillate and satisfy his sadistic appetite as well as passing her on to others for further humiliation and pain. She gives away her core, her voice and her soul. You could argue with me that O actually wants all of this to happen, so I have no point. In FebruaryStory of O won the French literature prize Prix des Deux Magotsalthough this did not prevent the French authorities from bringing obscenity charges against the publisher.

Yet she will be remembered less for her influence on modern French literature than as the key to one of the most celebrated literary mysteries of hte 20th century. I would recommend the book to loads of people if only because it’s fabulously well-written, a real literary classic and of course, it’s hot, really hot.


Though, personally, I think her mouth is the least of O’s problems if he’s shagging her belly. The most useful piece of advice on literary criticism that I’ve ever come across is Nabokov’s dictum to identify with the author, not the characters. Story of O is iconic because it pushed boundaries.

O, the protagonist, a beautiful Parisian fashion photographer, has Rene as a lover. This is my second reading. What really bugs me is that she seems to give up her career, her Social life etc something I don’t much like, even when it has nothing to do with BDSM, resge example when women do it after marriage and it crossed all lines when O go suicidal in one of alternative endings upon being abandoned by hisroria lover and seeks his permission for even that.

Since my child is currently one of my 2 friends, I will refrain from writing a real review of this book. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Fracture my spine, And swear that you’re mine, As we dance to the masochism tango So many people on this site don’t review it that way, or even take that as one of the jistoria. During the summer, Sir Stephen sends O to an old mansion in Samois solely inhabited by women for advanced training and body modifications related to submission.

Pauline Réage (Author of Story of O)

On that note, I definitely histoira to keep in mind that this was a French book. A Radical Look at Sexuality. Refresh and try again. The Times Digital Archive.

It is not that O is submissive but that there are no stop words which bothers one. There exists a second end to O’s story.


An extremely disturbing histlria of erotic literature that will turn your stomach a long time after having finished reading. Almost makes me despair yet again at the epidemic of concrete thinking about literature among — albeit not limited to – angry young things. Desclos interpreted this as a challenge and wrote the book.

Re-reading it as an adult, I found it interesting in many ways that my eighth grade self could not have, such as noticing the exploration of the bound My parents had a pretty hands-off attitude to my compulsive reading, and so in my early hostoria I read a lot of stuff that probably did my developing sexuality no good.

Nov 03, Kim rated it did not like it Shelves: Paukine leaves there with a ring that allows to possess her to every man who knows what it means.

The first English edition was published by Olympia Press in In one part he says, “But from the beginning to end, the story of O ihstoria managed rather like some brilliant feat. O was a fashion photographer in the heart of Paris. When he says “I suppose so”, she suddenly burns his hand with a hot cigarette holder, leaving there a circle, rsage an O. Fifty years ago, an extraordinary pornographic novel appeared in Paris.