A young man undertakes to become the most thorough rake of the Victorian era. He begins by seducing schoolgirls then graduates to the wives and mothers of his acquaintances. He eventually moves to Paris, where he can indulge his debauchery completely. This erotic novel was published anonymously in Victorian England and is highly evocative of the sensuality forbidden from mainstream literature at the time.
"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself."--Ralph Waldo Emerson.To achieve well-being in life you need physical, spiritual, and emotional health.At My Best, by author of A Day At A Time, draws on the wisdom of the present and past to help you set personal priorities in your search for well-being and follow through with disciplined and consistent actions toward that goal. Here are 365 mediations, one for each day of the year, built around appropriate quotations form famous authors that deal with such themes as your inner power, the link between mind and body, how your thoughts affect your health, how to choose affirming responses to setbacks in your life, and the use of mental imagery and visualization to conquer addiction and self-defeat.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Belle couldn't find a job after University. Her impressive degree was not paying her rent or buying her food. But after a fantastic threesome with a very rich couple who gave her a ton of money, Belle realized that she could earn more than anyone she knew--by becoming a call girl. The rest is history. Belle became a 20-something London working girl--and had the audacity to write about it--anonymously. The shockingly candid and explicit diary she put on the Internet became a London sensation. She shares her entire journey inside the world of high-priced escorts, including fascinating and explicit insights about her job and her clients, her various boyfriends, and a taboo lifestyle that has to be read to be believed. The witty observations, shocking revelations, and hilarious scenarios deliver like the very best fiction and make for a titillating reading experience unlike any other.
Charles is 15 years old and starts his sexual adventures with his two governesses, a married woman and aunt and two sisters. This book contains sexual descriptions and involves incest.
A little inspiration goes a long way. It's the end of the naughties, and things are starting to look up: cropping up everywhere are messages of sincerity, optimism, and hope, and the good cheer has spread to the world of art and design. This volume is filled with artwork bearing mottos of encouragement and affirmation. Featuring work from a diverse roster of indie artists, designers, and crafters--including beloved figures such as Mike Perry, Marian Bantjes, Marc Johns, Enormous Champion, and Yee-Haw Industries, as well as a host of emerging new talents--this hip take on the classic cheer-you-up book is the perfect visual treat for anyone whose spirits need a little lift from time to time.
The main three stories, Sweet Tales deals with the sexual adventures in a convent, Victorian Secrets deals with a son getting his family involved with each other and the last one involves sexual adventures around the world and there is a story where two people are tired of just going to bed with others and want a relationship.
Alice COULD BE ANYONE. Alice COULD BE SOMEONE YOU KNOW. Alice USES DRUGS. With over a million copies in print, Go Ask Alice has become a classic of our time. This powerful real-life diary of a teenager's struggle with the seductive -- often fatal -- world of drugs and addiction tells the truth about drugs in strong and authentic voice. Tough and uncompromising, honest and disturbing -- and even more poignant today -- Go Ask Alice is page-turning and provocative reading.
Never in our history was preemptive action more needed than in the past decade against the lethal, imminent threat of bin Laden, al Qaeda, and their allies. But the U.S. invasion of Iraq was not preemption; it was-like our war on Mexico in 1846-an avaricious, premeditated, unprovoked war against a foe who posed no immediate threat but whose defeat did offer economic advantages.
Jay was a sweet, bright high school student who cared about his grades and his friends. He had ambitions. He was happy. But when Jay falls in with a crowd that's dabbling in drugs and the occult, he finds himself in over his head and doing things he never thought possible. Fascinated by the dark arts and in love with a dangerous girl, Jay falls deeper and deeper into a life he no longer recognizes. Seeing no way out, Jay tragically takes his own life at the age of sixteen. Originally published in 1979 (and rumored to be based on an actual boy's life and suicide), this wrenching and cautionary tale is reminiscent of Go Ask Alice and is presented by the same psychiatrist, Dr. Beatrice Sparks. This edition marks the first time Jay's Journal will be sold as a teen book.
There are contradictions and crookedness in the Koran. Mohammed has attempted to corrupt the Old Testament. Here are specific examples.
In the tradition of Go Ask Alice and Lucy in the Sky, a harrowing account of anorexia and addiction.She was a good girl from a good family, with everything she could want or need. But below the surface, she felt like she could never be good enough. Like she could never live up to the expectations that surrounded her. Like she couldn't do anything to make a change. But there was one thing she could control completely: how much she ate. The less she ate, the better--stronger--she felt. But it's a dangerous game, and there is such a thing as going too far... Her innermost thoughts and feelings are chronicled in the diary she left behind.
A riveting first-person tale of addiction, in the tradition of Go Ask Alice and Jay's Journal.The author of this diary began journaling on her sixteenth birthday. She lived in an upper middle class neighborhood in Santa Monica with her mom, dad, and Berkeley-bound older brother. She was a good girl, living a good life...but one party changed everything. One party, where she took one taste--and liked it. Really liked it.Social drinking and drugging lead to more, faster, harder... She convinced herself that she was no different from anyone else who liked to party. But the evidence indicates otherwise: Soon she was she hanging out with an edgy crowd, blowing off school and everything she used to care about, all to find her next high.But what goes up must come down, and everything--from her first swig, to her last breath--is chronicled in the diary she left behind.
A rare look at the hidden side of Victorian life From his precocious childhood to the end of what he calls his "amatory career," an adventurous Victorian known only as "Walter" records a breathtaking carnal epic through hundreds of sexual encounters during an era of notorious repression.
The truth only fiction can tell.This is a novel about aspiration and delusion, set during the presidential election of 2012 and written by an anonymous author who has spent years observing politics and the fraught relationship between public image and self-regard.The novel includes revealing and insightful portraits of many prominent figures in the political world--some invented and some real.
The truth only fiction can tell. This is a novel about aspiration and delusion, set during the presidential election of 2012 and written by an anonymous author who has spent years observing politics and the fraught relationship between public image and self-regard. The novel includes revealing and insightful portraits of many prominent figures in the political world--some invented and some real.
This is the novel that everyone in Oakdale is talking about. This is the scandal they can't ignore. It's a major event in Oakdale -- a black-tie gala honoring the Marron family's fifty years of support for Oakdale's Memorial Hospital. But high spirits are cut short when patron of honor Gregory Marron Jr. is delivered in his limo dead on arrival, from an apparent heart attack. Three women in the crowd have reasons of their own to suspect murder. . . . Event organizer Katie Peretti never understood her boyfriend Mike Kasnoff's reasons for not attending the party -- until now. Wrongly implicated in a crime against the Marrons, Mike served a stiff sentence, and has nursed a simmering rage ever since. Maddie Coleman, the teenaged sister of the limo's driver, Henry, knows that her brother owed Marron thirty-thousand dollars. She also knows he couldn't pay him back, and had only one recourse for permanently erasing the debt. Carly Snyder's suspicions are more personal. The wife of police detective Jack Snyder, Carly was one of Marron's mistresses. In a heated moment she wanted her shameful past dead and buried -- a wish her husband possibly honored. Now Katie, Maddie, and Carly, each of them desperate to protect the man they love, are crossing paths in an investigation that's uncovering more poisonous secrets in Oakdale than they ever imagined. The means, motives, and suspects are shifting with each new twist -- and one of these determined women may not live to see the killer revealed.
Andrew Scot is the main letter writter in this collection of people living in REngland in the 1880's that wrote in to a magazine called the oyster which consisted of their sexual adventures and also high society folks wrote to as well.
Among the first "Journals of Voluptuous Reading" to be spawned by the Victorians, this novel shows them as vastly different from their public image--beneath the facade of respectability and sexual repression there existed the strongest urge for sexual experimentation and enjoyment. First published in London in July 1879, The Pearl provided unrestrained erotica for every taste.
Naudie is a woman who pleasures men but after a scandal, she, and the others in her group, have to leave england and are captured by modernday pirates who live like kings.
The political BONFIRE OF VANITIES: a novel based on the Clinton campaign which has become the most controversial book for years. The author's identity is a secret, even from his publishers. He is supposed to be someone close to the Clintons; regardless of his (or her) identity, he is a terrific writer. 'The greatest betrayal of an American leader since Deep Throat whispered to Woodward and Bernstein and forced the resignation of Nixon. The anonymous author. . has set out to destroy what remains of the Clintons' tenture with devastating account of the 1992 presidential campaign' Sunday Times
What is it like to be affected by HIV/AIDS? A moving first-person account offers insight- and basic facts. One day i found out that someone I know- my brother-in-law, Jay- had HIV/AIDS. At the moment I heard his diagnosis, I realized that I had stepped into the quicksand of a new and terrible world -- and I was sinking fast. Weaving together her own story with straightforward questions and answers, the author explains the real ways that HIV/AIDS can be transmitted and explores the common experiences and emotions that might be encountered by friends and family members of someone who has the virus. She also discusses why HIV/AIDS is often still kept a secret and the importance of treating this condition like any other. With up-to-date medical information that has been thoroughly vetted by experts, this first-person narrative offers an invaluable look at what it is like to watch someone you know battle HIV/AIDS.
Wasn't it the French humorist, Pierre Daninos, who said: "In the depths of every Englishman's subconscious there is a cat-o'-nine-tails and a schoolgirl in black stockings"? This anthology of contemporary short stories celebrates the extraordinary mythology that has grown up around corporal punishment and young English ladies in their late teens and early twenties. I-author of these stories and professional English schoolmistress-first became painfully aware of corporal punishment when I was a young schoolgirl. At the all-girls high school which I attended in Sussex, not only did we receive the slipper on our bottoms for quite trivial misdemeanours such as lateness, but for more serious offences we could expect anything up to six strokes from the headmistress' three-foot-long rattan cane. That this was a fairly typical situation in England, twenty or so years ago, may be illustrated by the following extract from the provincial English newspaper The Cornishman of 9 July 1964.
Girls go through sexual fulfillment to catch a husband. This book contains graphic scenes of sex.
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