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The Perfume of Lust

by Gaston Danville
adapted by Brian Stableford

Short Stories

In The Perfume of Lust (1905), a ship is trapped in the waters of Atlantis when a submarine eruption returns the lost continent to the surface, and its crew and passengers are subjected to strange mental influences that stimulate their erotic impulses.

Gaston Danville’s characters are haunted by memories, unconscious impulses and the poignant emotions provoked by those internal spurs. He based his accounts of delusion and obsession on what he took to be sound theories of positivistic psychology which added an extra dimension of cruelty to his fiction and an extra dose of intensity to his eroticism.

Cover by Mike Hoffman

Published by Black Coat Press in December 2016
ISBN: 978-1-61227-580-2

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