Considered one of the truly great French writers of the nineteenth century, famed poet and novelist Alfred de Musset once decided (as great French writers are. Gamiani, Or Two Nights Of Excess by Alfred De Musset, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. None of them came close to the outrageous and unquenchable needs portrayed with knowing horror in de Musset’s Gamiani. One character.

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Although Gamiani is deftly translated and nicely packaged, I found it distasteful and disturbing rather than arousing. Apr 16, Booklovinglady rated it really liked it Shelves: If you are in the mood for truly erotic historical fare, then you should be aware that classics of the genre such as Fanny HillThe Pearland My Secret Life are all in the public domain and online.

Pretty poetic, but it portrays lesbian relationships like aggresive and condemned to death, which, to the 21st century’s eyes, it’s not accurate at all. That is why I am happy to refer to it here while suggesting you find an edition with more background information. Martina rated it liked muset Sep 29, His family was upper-class but poor and his father worked musswt various key government po Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay 11 December — 2 May was a French dramatist, poet, and novelist.

This is definitely not the book for those who like their romance sweet and light, nor is it a story for those who are looking for the definitive French literature – however, if you fall somewhere in between and have no problem with sexual depravity and graphic descriptions then you may very well enjoy this. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment.


Interesting as a period piece though. As erotica, however, the book failed, even though it bursts at its seams with threesomes, domination, bestiality, dildoes, and orgies.

However, you would not know any of this from my Edition, a second-hand copy of its inclusion in the Erotic Prints Society’s ‘Scarlet Library’ which has no introduction, notes or bibiliography. Aug 16, Karmen rated it liked it Shelves: Reputedly inspired by the debauched history of Musset’s former lover-the irrepressible George Sand-it is the classic erotic story of one man, two women.

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. He has a great style in writing, and once you read on of his works, you cannot leave it until finished. To see what museet friends thought of this book, please sign up. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Gamiani, or Two Nights of Excess

The evening climaxes aha! Jun 19, Tim Pendry rated it really liked it Shelves: Oxford University Press US.

Isana Amed rated it really liked it Sep 02, Reputedly inspired by the debauched history of Musset’s former lover – the irrepressible George Sand – it is the classic erotic story of one man, two women What that Edition does have is excellent erotic illustrations by Vania Zouravliov.

There are numerous descriptions of extremely sexual, orgiastic events in churches, convents. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sep 26, Jesse rated it liked it. That is why I am happy to re Gamiani is a somewhat Sadean quasi-Gothic erotic novel of the s which has been attributed, although not certainly, to Alfred De Musset and which even reached the hands of Edith Wharton no less. This was the first time I have ever read 19th Century French literature if it can be called that but it certainly won’t be the last.


Part of the so erotic fiction written in the 19th century. Lists with This Book. I thought that I had seen it all when it came to historical erotica: Scorn and skepticism, complacency and amusement, suspicion and disdain… all lie within its purview. The three tell erotic stories in between mindless and violent couplings.

To be sure, it keeps close to the more familiar themes of 18th and 19th c. To his dismay, their affair went nowhere, and he decided to use all those pent up passions writing erotic fiction.

His mother was similarly accomplished, and her role as a society hostess, – for example her drawing-room parties, luncheons, and dinners, held in the Musset residence – left a lasting impression on young Alfred. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The stories they tell include the rape of one in a monastery and the nearly fatal debauchment of another in a convent, as well as encounters with a number of animals, including an ape and a donkey.

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Well written but ultimately soul-less. Its authorship is anonymous, but it is believed to gamiaji been written by Alfred de Musset and the lesbian eponymous heroine a portrait of his lover, George Sand.

Nov 23, Tony rated it liked it. The two females then tell their stories De Sade style of debauchery and histories including most in robust forthright style — this is adult porn really. Published February 6th by Harper Perennial first published May 6, Publication Date: