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The Doctrine of Venus [Kindle Edition]

James Wood
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A short story like no other. Historical fiction melded with erotica, and The Doctrine of Venus at its heart.
 
Step back in history one hundred years to the trial of a society beauty. Her scandalous affair lends publicity to a book that advocates sexual depravity - The Doctrine. Reproduced here in its entirety, the 3rd edition of The Doctrine of Venus has been censored in America for a century. A seminal work of domination and submission, it is a rulebook for collaring your lover. It is a manifesto for romantics and sinners. Shocking and arousing, it whispers temptingly to readers to try it for themselves.
 
As sensational now as it was back then, The Doctrine of Venus is more than a hot read; it is a book that may change your life--forever.


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About the Author

British-born author James Wood spins sensuous taboo tales. Themes of domination and submission predominate - of hands on legs and garter straps and ladies bound in silk.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2883 KB
  • Print Length: 58 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: 1001 Nights Press (August 20, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0090R7I18
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #962,834 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars An unusual little book August 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
James Wood's "The Doctrine of Venus" won't be for everybody; but, once found by its own small band of "proper observers," this unusual little book may well assume the cachet of a cult classic, inspire costume parties and role-playing games, dedicated on-line chat rooms and secret societies. Simply enough, the author pretends to have unearthed a "scandalous" handbook from the Edwardian era (1901-1914); a manual or `vade mecum' detailing the practice, style and manner of "civilized" bondage and submission, copiously illustrated with "racy" vintage glass-plate photographs. What readers will find here is a `facsimile' of this mysterious tome, said to have languished for years in the restricted section of a large public library somewhere in North America. Brief narrative sections set in the present day "bookend" the manual and provide context.

A neat idea to be sure, even if not, strictly speaking, a wholly original one. Erotic historical fiction is hardly a new phenomenon; there have already been quite a few works of period-homage, contemporary fiction posing as long-lost literature; intimate pseudo-biographies revealing the supposed hidden sex lives of great and famous figures of the past; from the imaginary memoirs of body slaves in ancient Rome to the diaries of royal courtesans who never were; Victorian-era confessions of guilty pleasure, or ersatz first-hand accounts of life on the down-low in Gilded-Age Boston.

Still, suppose someone was to toss a copy of John Norman's "Imaginative Sex" into a time machine and send it back to 1907. What would the most daring souls of the post-Victorian period make of Norman's infamous 1974 BDSM manual?
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3.0 out of 5 stars Sensual Manualtastic February 16, 2013
Format:Paperback
“The Doctrine of Venus” is truly what it claims to be, a manual on how to train a submissive.

If you have read the “Paula’s Place” trilogy you will remember that this manual was noticed by Paula on Max’s desk.

The manual it’s self is somewhat dry. Hey it’s a manual what would you expect. There isn’t much of a story here but what little there is does compliment the manual. There are also some artistic photos that are very sensual and that illustrate the topic nicely.

If you are some one who likes to have an entire collection then this one will complete the above mentioned series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Erotic and fascinating September 30, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Though crafted as a vintage instruction manual, this is an interesting and actually surprisingly sexy read. Wood melds a modern day story with the instruction manual but in fact it was the manual that was of the most interest to me and I would imagine would also be to anyone interested in the world of BDSM. The photographs are also a wonderful peek at the world of bondage when it was strictly taboo. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each and every 'instruction', and talk of the lady's duties were fascinating and erotic. The modern day tweak at the end was a nice way to close a hot and interesting read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! August 21, 2012
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That's my kind of library book!

A book within a book, story within a story. Has the mood and feel of the turn of the century erotica of yester-year, and the vintage photos are absolutely outstanding. Clever and spicy hot! What more can you ask?
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British-born author James Wood spins sensuous taboo tales. Themes of domination and submission predominate - of hands on legs and garter straps and ladies bound in silk.

Honourable Mention in the Best Bondage Writer category from the 2012 Bondage Awards.

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