Aphrodite is a French-language novel by Pierre Louÿs. Set in Alexandria, the novel tells the story of Chrysis, a courtesan, and the sculptor Démétrios. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 8 by Pierre Louÿs. Aphrodite: Moeurs antiques by Pierre Louÿs. No cover available. Download; Bibrec. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

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Set in Alexandria during the first century BC, it tells the story of the courtesan Chrysis and the sculptor Demetrios who happens to be the lover aphrodie the queen, Berenice. Rare Book Cellar Published: Limited edition of copies.

Born in Belgium, inbut moved to France where aphtodite would spend the rest of his life. As a short aside, the illustrated version are quite nice, although the Milo Manara artwork – while certainly accomplished – is a bit too, uh, clinically “gynecological” for my tastes, the Georges Bess artwork has a nice “poster art” quality at times and the Claire Wendling artwork is in a darker, more interesting style.

This book is beautiful in many ways, but is disappointing at times.

Aphrodite: Moeurs antiques by Pierre Louÿs

Venus, the homonimous latin name for the godess, is much more appealing to me, but I got “Sofia” instead, wich I begun to like as soon as I found out it means “knowledge” in greek.


Those who have not felt the exigencies of the flesh to the uttermost, whether for love or hatred,are incapable of understanding the full range of the exigencies of the mind. It was great to have interesting and independent women characters. Pierr first volume contained 15 full-page watercolors by Milo Manara, an artist better known for his adult comics.

Just a moment while we sign you in to aphroidte Goodreads account. Leather spine is rubbed and has gilt designs in the panels. The water entered her ears with the provocation of a kiss. A fine copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth spine and pictorial boards. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.

For an older work downloaded off Project Gutenberg, the translation plerre quite explicit. Mar 05, Caroline rated it it was amazing Shelves: With illustrations by Frank J. The book has apjrodite moderate edgewear. It is the story of a much-admired though fictional Alexandrian courtesan, in the reign of Berenice II of Egypt i.

The worst insult that Delacroix could address to men, the insult that he hurled without distinction against the decriers of Rubens and the detractors of Ingres, was the terrible word: Born in Belgium, inbut moved to France where he would spend the rest of his life. Timeless classic for literary enthusiasts. If we put it in the context of the time it was written, it was really bold in a sensual, provocative way.


One of numbered copies printed at Liege by the Imprimerie Vaillant-Carmanne on hand-made paper. As he ponders the situation the next day, we see him struggle between his emotions and his reason as he faces his challenging tasks.

Aphrodite: Book One by Pierre Louÿs

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It’s the first volume of three, all illustrated by different authors and the only one I read so far, but I will read the others if I have the opportunity.

The Fortune Press, Barbara rated it really liked it Mar 08, Editions Du Livre, French Text.

Ancient Manners; Also Known As Aphrodite by Pierre Louÿs

Refresh and try again. Basically, Chrysis is a gorgeous worshipped courtesan that gives new depths to the meaning narcissism. It’s also probably a big slap-in-the-face for today’s modern-day PC-centurions who probably have a whole iperre set of complaints to make about it