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Emmanuelle II

(1974)
(A book in the Emmanuelle series)
A novel by

Emmanuelle is, alongside Story of O, a classic book of erotica and the most famous French underground novel of the late 20th century and a work of seductive literary merit. Emmanuelle II continues the story of an unforgettable woman, a happy sensualist, whose unusual erotic experimentation explores the philosophy of sexuality in a novel of literary and philosophical merit.

The beautiful heroine's initiation into the ecstasies of love are here set against the exotic background of Thailand, where she easily moves from the attentions of a handsome Siamese prince at an elegant soiree to the dark ante-chamber of a Buddhist temple to learn how the vow of celibacy can be cleverly circumvented by a venerable old monk.

A sensual delight, Emmanuelle II succeeds, like few novels before it, in pushing the philosophy of eroticism to the frontiers of myth. This is one of the few erotic novels of ideas since Sade. Its exploration of delightful fantasy transformed into exquisite fulfillment makes this one of the finest erotic novels every published. It is as pertinent today as it was four decades ago.


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Hardback Editions

1974 : USA Hardback
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Title: Emmanuelle II
Author(s): Emmanuelle Arsan
ISBN: 0-394-49271-4 / 978-0-394-49271-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press, Inc.
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Emmanuelle II
Author(s): Emmanuelle Arsan
ISBN: 0-8021-2236-1 / 978-0-8021-2236-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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October 1989 : UK Paperback
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Title: Emmanuelle 2
Author(s): Emmanuelle Arsan
ISBN: 0-586-21054-7 / 978-0-586-21054-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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June 1981 : USA Paperback

Title: Emmanuelle II
Author(s): E Arsan
ISBN: 0-8021-5123-X / 978-0-8021-5123-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Pr
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June 1981 : USA Paperback
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Title: Emmanuelle II
Author(s): Emmanuelle Arsan
ISBN: 0-394-17891-2 / 978-0-394-17891-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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February 1976 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Emmanuelle II: The Joys of a Woman
Author(s): Emmanuelle Arsan
ISBN: 0-345-24098-7 / 978-0-345-24098-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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1974 : USA Paperback
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Title: Emmanuelle II, X Was Never Like This
Author(s): Emmanuelle Arsan
ISBN: 0-394-17839-4 / 978-0-394-17839-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: GROVE PRESS INC.
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Audio Editions

March 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Emmanuelle II
Author(s): Emmanuelle Arsan
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Emmanuelle II
Author(s): Emmanuelle Arsan
Publisher: Grove Press
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