Emmanuelle IIby Emmanuelle Arsan
“Emmanuelle Arsan has launched an all-out one-woman crusade to liberate mankind from the sexual taboos that have woven themselves into our moral nature.” —Panorama
These classic works of erotica are, alongside Story of O, the most famous French underground novels of the late twentieth century. Intoxicating, adventurously sensual, and philosophical, they tell the story of one woman’s liberation from unconscious to conscious sexuality.
In Emmanuelle, nineteen-year-old Emmanuelle travels to Bangkok. While there, she indulges her irrepressible and insatiable sexual appetite, embarking on an odyssey of hedonistic discovery that takes her from the arms of her husband to intimate encounters with the wives of his business associates. And Emmanuelle II continues the beautiful heroine’s initiation into the ecstasies of erotic love as she moves from the attentions of a handsome Siamese prince at an elegant soiree to the dark antechamber of a Buddhist temple, where she learns how the vow of celibacy is cleverly circumvented by a venerable old monk.