Venus In Furs

by Leopold Von Sacher-masoch
Translated by Joachim Neugroschel
Introduction by Larry Wolff

Penguin Classics | June 5, 2000 | Trade Paperback

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Venus in Furs describes the obsessions of Severin von Kusiemski, a European nobleman who desires to be enslaved to a woman. Severin finds his ideal of voluptuous cruelty in the merciless Wanda von Dunajew. This is a passionate and powerful portrayal of one man''s struggle to enlighten and instruct himself and others in the realm of desire. Published in 1870, the novel gained notoriety and a degree of immortality for its author when the word "masochism"—derived from his name—entered the vocabulary of psychiatry. This remains a classic literary statement on sexual submission and control.

 

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 3.06 × 2.07 × 0.18 in

Published: June 5, 2000

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140447814

ISBN - 13: 9780140447811

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Venus In Furs

by Leopold Von Sacher-masoch
Translated by Joachim Neugroschel
Introduction by Larry Wolff

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 pages, 3.06 × 2.07 × 0.18 in

Published: June 5, 2000

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0140447814

ISBN - 13: 9780140447811

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Venus in Furs describes the obsessions of Severin von Kusiemski, a European nobleman who desires to be enslaved to a woman. Severin finds his ideal of voluptuous cruelty in the merciless Wanda von Dunajew. This is a passionate and powerful portrayal of one man''s struggle to enlighten and instruct himself and others in the realm of desire. Published in 1870, the novel gained notoriety and a degree of immortality for its author when the word "masochism"—derived from his name—entered the vocabulary of psychiatry. This remains a classic literary statement on sexual submission and control.

 

About the Author

Joachim Neugroschel has won three PEN translation awards and the French-American translation prize. He has also translated Thomas Mann''s Death in Venice and Sacher-Masoch''s Venus in Furs, both for Penguin Classics. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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