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Venus In Furs

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163 pages2 hours

Summary

Haunted by his fascination with cruel women, an unnamed narrator reveals his feelings to his friend, Severin, who suggests that reading the book Memoirs of a Suprasensual Man will end the narrator’s torture. The fictional Memoirs of a Suprasensual Man recounts the story of a man named Severin who, after becoming obsessed with a woman, offers to act as her slave.

Venus in Furs is an early example of sado-masochism in writing and highlights the figure of the dominant female. The novel is author Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch’s most popular work, and was intended to be part of a series named Legacy of Cain, which never came to full fruition.

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