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Story of O


Story of O (French: Histoire d'O, IPA: [istwaʁ do]) is an erotic novel published in 1954 by French author Anne Desclos under the pen name Pauline Réage, and published in French by Jean-Jacques Pauvert. Desclos did not reveal herself as the author for forty years after the initial publication. Desclos claims she wrote the novel as a series of love letters to her lover Jean Paulhan, who had admired the work of the Marquis de Sade. The novel shares with the latter themes such as love, dominance and submission.
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original title: Histoire d'O
language: French
date of publication: 1954
genre: erotic novel
main subject: BDSM
narrative location: Paris, Roissy-en-France
followed by: Back to Roissy


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