Histoire d’O by Pauline Réage – Book Covers

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Léonor Fini histoire d'o 1962

Léonor Fini histoire d’o 1962

Story of O, or Histoire d’O as it was originally published in 1954, was written by Anne Desclos under the pen name of Pauline Réage. Desclos did not reveal herself for forty years and she claimed she wrote the novel as a series of love letters to her lover Jean Paulhan the French writer, literary critic and publisher and director of the literary magazine Nouvelle Revue Française (NRF). They had met during the German occupation of Paris and she was distributing a banned magazine called Lettres Francaises that Paulhan was editing.

In February 1955, Story of O won the French literature prize Prix des Deux Magots, although this did not prevent the French authorities from bringing obscenity charges against the publisher. The charges were rejected by the courts, but a publicity ban was imposed for a number of years.

The first English edition was published by Olympia Press in 1965.

Histoire d'O Story of O Pauline Réage

Histoire d’O Guido Crepax french edition

Histoire d'O Story of O Pauline Réage

Historien om O1 Norwegian

Histoire d'O Story of O Pauline Réage

Story of o italian Translator- Giulia D’Angelo

Geraldine Bedell in the Observer wrote:

Beyond its merits as a literary work, its merits or limits as pornography, there lies the paradox that this incendiary book was written by a woman who wore little make-up and no jewellery, who dressed with quiet elegance, who lived out a polite, bluestocking existence in a small flat with her parents and son. Beneath this unlikely exterior raged terrible passions. In the end, the most instructive aspect of the book is that it demonstrates the demoniac nature of sexuality in any or all of us. This quiet, learned woman understood the power of sex. She knew that desire can ignite compulsions to commit sudden, arbitrary violence and induce a yearning for voluptuous, annihilating death.

Histoire d'O Story of O Pauline Réage

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Histoire d'O Story of O Pauline Réage

L’histoire d’O Illustrated by Crepax

Histoire d'O Story of O Pauline Réage

Pauline Reage. Histoire d’O. A Sceaux- Chez Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1954

 

Histoire d'O Story of O Pauline Réage

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Histoire d’O published by Cercle du Livre Précieux in 1962

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Story of O Illustrated by Crepax

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Pauline Réage – Histoire d’O Livre de Poche 4873 Published 1976

 

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HISTOIRE D’O n.2 b

Histoire d'O illustrée- Réage ( Pauline ) Olympia

Histoire d’O illustrée- Réage ( Pauline ) Olympia

Histoire d'O Story of O Pauline Réage

Histoire D’O, Suivi de Retour A Roissy (French Edition)

Histoire d'O Story of O Pauline Réage

Historien om O

Histoire d'O Story of O Pauline Réage

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Histoire d'O Illustrated by Leonor Fini

Histoire d’O Illustrated by Leonor Fini

Histoire d'O Story of O Pauline Réage

Léonor Fini histoire d’o 1962

Léonor Fini histoire d'o 1962

Léonor Fini histoire d’o 1962

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Italian edition illustrated by Histoire d’O

A história de O. Pauline Réage crepax

A história de O. Pauline Réage crepax

Histoire d'O (French Edition)- GUIDO CREPAX

Histoire d’O (French Edition)- GUIDO CREPAX

Histoire d'O Story of O Pauline Réage

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Histoire d'O Story of O Pauline Réage

Het verhaal van O Jurgen Walschot

 

Histoire d'O Story of O Pauline Réage

A história de O. Pauline Réage

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Ritorno a Roissy

Storia di O 1990

Storia di O 1990