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Written by Margaret ReynoldsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Margaret Reynolds

  • Format: Trade Paperback
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  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • On Sale: February 3, 1998
  • Price: $19.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-449-90752-8 (0-449-90752-X)
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Edited by Margaret Reynolds; Foreword by Jeanette Winterson. Here is the first collection of female erotic writing through the ages, and the first to reveal the form's amazing scope--as multifaceted as the sexuality of women themselves. Erotica reveals the history of woman's erotic writing and reexamines the literary expression of female sexuality. It also recovers perspectives on sexual extremes hitherto sanitized or dismissed as disreputable.

"This collection shows that women have seen themselves as aggressive and receptive lovers, as well as philosophically sexual and loving partners, since the beginning of recorded history."
--San Francisco Chronicle

Contributors include:
Kathy Acker
Radclyffe Hall
Jane Austen
Annie LeClerc
Anne Boleyn
Edna O'Brien
Charlotte Bronte
Alicia Ostriker
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Jean Rhys
Kate Chopin
George Eliot
Virginia Woolf
Gertrude Stein
Christina Rossetti
and many others.