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Considered one of the truly great French writers of the nineteenth century, famed poet and novelist Alfred de Musset once decided (as great French writers are. Gamiani, Or Two Nights Of Excess by Alfred De Musset, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. None of them came close to the outrageous and unquenchable needs portrayed with knowing horror in de Musset’s Gamiani. One character.

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Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Early indications of Musset’s boyhood talents were seen by his fondness for acting impromptu mini-plays based upon episodes from old romance stories he had read. Modeled after George Sand, this work gives us a young man named Alcide observing the Countess Gamiani and a young girl named Fanny, engaged in their lesbian bed. The glorious result was Gamiania classic tale of sensual pleasure and sexual excess.

Thiers had demanded that France should own the left bank of the Rhine described as France’s “natural boundary”as it had under Napoleon, despite the territory’s German population.

Alcide, ever the Peeping Tom, watches again from a hole in the wall. Lists with This Book. What that Edition does have is excellent erotic illustrations by Vania Zouravliov.

I dislike books written only to shock, and this is very much that. Equally naturally, as the book is written by an unsatisfied man, Fanny is bisexual and Gamiani is aroused by Alcide, even as she hates him.

His mother was similarly accomplished, and her role as a society hostess, – for example her drawing-room parties, luncheons, and dinners, held in the Musset residence – left a lasting impression on young Alfred.

Considered one of the truly great French writers of the nineteenth century, famed poet and novelist Alfred de Musset once decided as great French writers are wont to do to try his hand at erotic fiction. Emily Sarcos rated it really liked it Mar 30, I thought that I had seen it all when it came to historical erotica: It is about a young man who is fascinated by a lesbian countess and watches her sex scenes with Fanny and ultimately joins in.


Martina rated it liked it Sep 29, Jun 19, Tim Pendry rated it really liked it Shelves: Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment. Overly erotic for the duration, the tale encompasses two nights of passion between two women and a man and, during that time, they tell the stories of their first times Aug 16, Karmen rated it liked it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Fanny, however, has had a taste of something both delicious and reprehensible and cannot be satisfied by a more sedate life with Alcide.

Books by Alfred de Musset. To be sure, it keeps close to the more familiar themes of 18th and 19th c.

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What an amazing piece of literature! The cause was heart mussst, the combination of alcoholism and a longstanding aortic insufficiency. He has a great style in writing, and once you read on of his works, you cannot leave it until finished.

Alfred de Musset is one of my favorite novelist and poets.

If you are in the mood gamianu truly erotic historical fare, then you should be aware that classics of the genre such as Fanny HillThe Pearland My Secret Life are all in the public domain and online. Musset answered to this with a poem of his own: Open Preview See a Problem? Rather, de Musset draws a powerful but intensely unsettling picture of disillusionment with the power of love to provide meaning for sexual desire. Views Read Edit View history. Mussrt Nuits —, Nights trace his emotional upheaval of his love for George Sand, from early despair to final resignation.

Y por eso, superior.

The rest of my review can be found here http: The novel was illustrated with unsigned lithographs whose authorship remains unknown. Gamiani is a somewhat Sadean quasi-Gothic erotic novel of the s which has been attributed, although not certainly, to Alfred De Musset and which even reached the hands of Edith Wharton no less. Buy Gamiani, or Two Nights of Excess: However, you would not know any of this from my Edition, a second-hand copy of its inclusion in the Erotic Gamiai Society’s ‘Scarlet Library’ which has no introduction, notes or bibiliography.


The muusset is disturbing in its content about the destructive powers of human sensuality when it gets out of control, coupled with lust, fantasies, and burning desires. The book is interesting for two reasons 1 supposedly Alfred mussset the female author and bi-sexual George Sand Baroness Dudevant on whom the countess may be based. During this time he also involved himself in polemics during the Rhine crisis ofcaused by the French prime minister Adolphe Thiers, who as Minister gamaini the Interior had been Musset’s superior.

Return to Book Page. As for the story, it is a gamiaani of extreme and destructive erotic passion with the standard issue references to the depravities to be found in convents and amongst the clergy but it is rather well written.

A bit disappointing second part of the book in terms of narrative style and description of the epilogue Apr 27, Octavio rated it liked it Shelves: About Alfred de Musset. Language, Gender, and Sexuality.

Gamiani, or Two Nights of Excess

Jan 07, A Reader’s Heaven rated it really liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The glorious result was Gamiani, a classic tale of sensual pleasure and sexual excess. Liz Litchfield Review Date: While certain acts in this story were difficult to read comfortably, I must say that Baxter’s translation is beautiful.