Follow the story of Beatrice in Volume One, "Lady Pokingham," where sordid adventures in the sexual underworld are commonplace, and virginal fantasies, flagellation, and Catholic guilt manifest themselves as streams of erotic poetry. In Volume Two, "La Rose d'Amour," a young man is influenced by his lusty young cousins, who invite him to join an illicit club of debauchery and brandy-saturated orgies, where pearl necklaces and see-through negligees are the only dress codes required.

The Pearl 2010, HarperCollins UK

ISBN-13: 9780007300389

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