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Emmanuelle

(1960)
(A book in the Emmanuelle series)
A novel by

This now classic book of erotica is, alongside Story of O, the most famous French underground novel of the late twentieth century and a work of seductive literary merit.
 Written by the wife of a diplomat in the French Foreign Service, it takes the form of an autobiographical novel, which it may or may not be.
As the story opens, Emmanuelle is boarding a plane in London to rejoin her husband in Bangkok.
 She finds herself powerfully compelled by the overnight passenger seated beside her, and before she has landed, her irrepressible sensual nature has begun to open wide vistas of sexual possibility. As the novel continues, she moves easily from the waiting arms of her husband to intimacies with the wives of his business associates to further explorations and experiences in which the subtle aesthetics of eroticism are expounded-and enacted-to their fullest. Emmanuelle, which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies since its initial clandestine publication in France, relates the movement of a woman from an unconscious to a profoundly conscious sexuality.


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Hardback Editions

May 1975 : UK Hardback

Title: Emmanuelle
Author(s): Emmanuelle Arsan
ISBN: 0-246-10907-6 / 978-0-246-10907-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Emmanuelle
Author(s): Emmanuelle Arsan
ISBN: 0-8021-2235-3 / 978-0-8021-2235-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Emmanuelle (Harper Perennial Forbidden Classics)
Author(s): Emmanuelle Arsan
ISBN: 0-00-730040-9 / 978-0-00-730040-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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May 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: Emmanuelle
Author(s): Emmanuelle Arsan
ISBN: 0-8021-3069-0 / 978-0-8021-3069-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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January 1975 : UK Paperback
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Title: Emmanuelle
Author(s): Emmanuelle Arsan
ISBN: 0-583-12573-5 / 978-0-583-12573-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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1973 : USA Paperback
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Title: Title: Emmanuelle
Author(s): Emmanuelle Arsan
ISBN: 0-394-17657-X / 978-0-394-17657-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Audio Editions

February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Emmanuelle
Author(s): Emmanuelle Arsan
Publisher: Deadtree Publishing
Availability: Amazon   


February 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Emmanuelle
Author(s): Emmanuelle Arsan
Publisher: Deadtree Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Emmanuelle
Author(s): Emmanuelle Arsan
Publisher: Deadtree Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Emmanuelle
Author(s): Emmanuelle Arsan
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

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