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Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love

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In this road map to restoring feminine sexual power, Betsy Prioleau introduces and analyzes the stories and stratagems of history?s greatest seductresses. These are the women who ravished the world?from such classic figures as Cleopatra and Mae West to such lesser-known women as the infamous Violet Gordon Woodhouse, who lived in a ménage with four men. Smarts, imagination, courage, and killer charm helped these love maestras claim the men of their choice and keep them fascinated for life. Through an exposé of their secrets, Seductress provides an authoritative, empowering guide to erotic sovereignty.

Synopsis:

Taking a close look at the women who ravished the world and the lost art of love, this expos reveals the secrets and stratagems of history's greatest seductresses, from such classic figures as Cleopatra and Mae West to lesser-known women with killer charm.

About the Author

Betsy Prioleau has been a scholar in residence at New York University and a professor at Manhattan College. She is the author of Circle of Eros: Sexuality in the Works of William Dean Howells.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface x

1. Seductress: The Women and the Art 1

2. The Seductress Archetype 25

3. Belles Laides: Homely Sirens 49

4. Silver Foxes 83

5. Scholar-Sirens 119

6. Sorcières: Siren-Artists 155

7. Machtweiber: Seductresses in Politics 195

8. Siren-Adventurers 233

9. Goddess-Trippin’: Into the Future 277

Notes 294

Suggested Reading 353

Index 355

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143034223
Author:
Prioleau, Betsy
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Prioleau, Elizabeth Stevens
Author:
Prioleau, Elizabeth
Subject:
General
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page b/w photo insert
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.10x5.50x.86 in. .78 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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