Synopses & Reviews
O is a young, beautiful fashion photographer in Paris. One day her lover, René, takes her to a château, where she is enslaved, with René's approval, and systematically sexually assaulted by various other men. Later, René turns O over to Sir Stephen, an English friend who intensifies the brutality. But the final humiliation is yet to come.
"A rare thing, a pornographic book well written and without a trace of obscenity." ---Graham Greene
Considered a classic and worthy of standing beside the best writings of the Marquis de Sade, Story of O
is a dark, mystical tale of love and subjection that transcends the erotic. Contains mature themes.
About the Author
Pauline Réage (1907-1998) is a pseudonym of Anne Desclos, a French journalist and novelist. She is the author of Story of O. Anne also wrote several published works under the pseudonym Dominique Aury, including Lecture pour Tous II and Vocation: Clandestine. Käthe Mazur (pronounced "kay-ta") has recorded over one hundred titles, including The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, Hillary Clinton's Living History, Emily March's Eternity Springs series, French Women Don't Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano, and Jacquelyn Mitchard's Cage of Stars, an AudioFile Earphones Award winner. She can be seen as DDA Hobbs on The Closer and in the spin-off Major Crimes. She has worked extensively as an actress in film, theater, and television, including on Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Brothers and Sisters, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, ER, and Monk. Käthe lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.