The Story of O. Pauline Reage, Anne Desclos, Jean Paulhan, Preface.
The Story of O
The Story of O

The Story of O

Paris: The Olympia Press, 1954.

First English-language edition. 187, [3] pp. Original purple wraps over card covers. A Very Good copy with rubbing along edges, sunning to spine and along edges, wear at head and foot. An uncommon paperback original that presents well, often found in rough shape.

A modern classic of erotic fiction, written by Anne Cecile Desclos under the pseudonym Pauline Reage. It has often been compared to the writings of the Marquis De Sade, and lauded by many feminists and BDSM advocates. With an essay by Jean Paulhan, "A Slaves' Revolt: An Essay on The Story of O" at the end; Paulhan was Desclos' lover. Item #140940233

Price: $1,500.00