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Three Flowers and The King of Siam's Amazon

by Jane de La Vaudère
translated by Brian Stableford

Short Stories

In La Vaudère’s first venture into exotic erotica, the Java-set Three Flowers of Sensuality (1900), we follow Stéphane, a French artist abroad, and his adventures with three dancing girl sisters who have been kept and raised in closed religious communities dedicated to the celebration of female deities. In the second novel in the present volume, The King of Siam’s Amazon (1902), which might have been partly inspired by Octave Mirbeau’s Torture Garden, we are confronted with La Vaudère’s most extreme and nightmarish tale, which, in its deployment of atrocious imagery, makes Mirbeau’s novel look tame.

Cover by Johannes Frederik Engelbert ten Klooster

Published by Snuggly Books in November 2019
ISBN: 978-1-64525-018-0

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