The Perfumed Garden

The Perfumed Garden

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Pages : 96

Book Size : 9 x 9.5

ISBN-13 : 9780892814435

Imprint : Park Street Press

On Sale Date : July 01, 1992

Format : Paperback Book

Illustrations : 50 color plates

From 16th-century Arabia, The Perfumed Garden - for the Repose of the Mind is a classic work of Arab erotica offering a uniquely entertaining collection of tales filled with frank and sound advice on sexual relations, accompanied by rare and previously unpublished erotic paintings and reproductions of exquisite tilework and friezes.
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About The Perfumed Garden

The Perfumed Garden - for the Repose of the Mind is a classic work of Arab erotica offering a uniquely entertaining collection of tales, frank and sound advice on sexual relations, and a poetic style of great literary merit. This is a book which delights in the humorous possibilities of sexual expression, and treats these in an urbane style reminiscent of Chaucer and Boccaccio. Also included in the first illustrated edition is a remarkable collection--previously unpublished--of early Mughal and other rare erotic paintings. Reproductions of exquisite tilework and friezes offer a rare glimpse of the Arabian palaces and harems that provide much of the inspiration for the original text. Over 50 full-color illustrations.

Author Bio
Sir Richard F. Burton (1821-1890) was one of the greatest traveler-explorers of history, whose life has recently been chronicled both in biography (Captain Sir Richard Burton) and film (Mountains of the Moon).
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Reviews

Book Praise

Book Praise

"An explicit, but also consummately witty and graceful celebration of erotica."

Libido



"The Park Street Press edition is the first illustrated reproduction of Burton's original translation. Buy it. Read it. Enjoy it. The Victorians did, even if they claimed they didn't. You won't be disappointed."

Ben Trumble, Whole Earth Review

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