The Passion of Mademoiselle S.

The Passion of Mademoiselle S.


A literary treasure: the lately came across letters that chronicle the passionate affair of a tender lady in Paris in 1928
 
whereas supporting a chum filter out an previous house in Paris, diplomat Jean-Yves Berthault came across a leather-based portfolio that contained a set of handwritten letters. After analyzing the 1st one, Berthault discovered that he had stumbled upon a rare correspondence—a charged and passionate epistolary love affair that dropped at brain the French classics The tale of O, Justine, and Delta of Venus. He started to piece jointly clues. The letters have been from Simone, a well-to-do, single Parisian lady, to her more youthful, married lover, Charles. Written among 1928 and 1930, they inform the tale of a bootleg love affair that sparked a sexual awakening for either fans. because the affair intensifies, Simone turns into passionate about Charles, at the same time he starts to develop extra far away. As her starvation deepens, she pushes him past all barriers into risky and forbidden geographical regions, so one can preserve him enthralled. With every one damaged taboo, Charles submits—until their final fateful encounter.
 
The ardour of Mademoiselle S. is a travel de strength. In language that's through turns stylish, impassioned, and strangely photo, those love letters are a portrait of a sexual and mental obsession. Berthault’s notes at the interval upload measurement and context to the correspondence. however it is the voice of Simone—that of a sensual, susceptible, and interestingly sleek woman—that comes via such a lot vibrantly and echoes down the centuries.

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“The steamiest . . . textual content ever.”Le Parisien

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