You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www. It was this way, whilst I was staying at an out of the way village on the Sussex coast, I used to take long solitary walks, and several times saw a very beautiful girl sitting on a secluded part of the downs, attentively reading what looked like a manuscript in a black cover. Naturally I concluded she was some very studious young lady trying to improve her leisure, as she did not appear anything like the frivolous novel about what she was so intent upon. One day, on the same foot-path, I picked up what I believed to be her manuscript book, and looking curiously at the contents, was surprised to find it was a tale of the grossest kind, scenes of love and lust depicted in the most realistic manner, with Prick, Cunt, Fuck and other things mentioned in the plainest language. I sat down on the bank to enjoy this unexpected voluptuous treat, when suddenly I was startled by a breathless exclamation of: "That's my book!
12 Most Erotic Novels in the History of Literature - Sexiest Books of All Time
Erotic literature comprises fictional and factual stories and accounts of eros — passionate, romantic or sexual relationships — intended to arouse similar feelings in readers,  in contrast to erotica , which focuses more specifically on sexual feelings. Erotic literature can take the form of novels, short stories, poetry , true-life memoirs , and sex manuals. A common feature of the genre is sexual fantasies on such themes as prostitution , orgies , sadomasochism , and many other taboo subjects and fetishes , which may or may not be expressed in explicit language. Much erotic literature features erotic art , illustrating the text.
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Make Your Own List. We often assume the Victorians had puritanical attitudes to sex, but this was far from the reality. Interview by Stephanie Kelley.