Gamiani, Or Two Nights of Excess

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Disruptive Publishing, Jan 1, 2007 - Fiction - 60 pages
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Modeled after George Sand, this work gives us a young man observing Gamiani and a young girl, obligingly named Fanny, engaged in their lesbian bed. Having watched them and provoked by their gay abandonment, he reveals himself, joins them, and they spend the night alternately sharing their intimate histories and their bodies in orgies of almost religious intensity. The stories they tell include the rape of one in a monastery and the nearly fatal debauchment of another in a convent, as well as encounters with a number of animals. Author Edith Wharton had an unpublished work based on this text.

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User Review  - CliffordDorset - LibraryThing

Gamiani, or Two Nights of Excess, is the principal contribution of de Musset to the erotic genre of the 1830s, at which time the main literary thrust was domiciled in France. It has been translated ... Read full review

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User Review  - xenchu - LibraryThing

This is an imperfect book. The grammar fails at times, the punctuation in a couple of cases is not correct. The word reins replaces the word loins at all times which is ridiculous and the word tiens ... Read full review

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Alfred de Musset (1810-1857) was a French poet, playwright, and novelist. He was born in Paris to a well-to-do family and turned to writing after first studying to be a doctor. Influenced by Lord Byron and Shakespeare, he fraternized with many great French writers such as Victor Hugo. He died in 1857 of a heart malfunction.

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