Fille De Joie: The book of Courtesans, Sporting Girls, Ladies of the Evening, Madams, a Few Occasionals & Some Royal Favorites.
Place Published: New York:
Publisher: Grove Press, Inc.,
Date Published: 1967.
Description: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. STATED FIRST PRINTING. 448 pages with 354 black and white photos, illustrations and 17 color plates. The book is in NEAR FINE condition with light wear on corners and small stain on side page edges. The jacket is in VERY GOOD condition with minor crimping on spine ends/corners/edges and light wear on front cover. JMVINTAGE specializes in Books, Magazines and Treasures related to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and..other curious subjects like COURTESANS. The dust jacket reads:The literature of the fille de joie is vast and rich. In this volume an effort has been made to include material chosen both for its realism and its literary excellence in fiction and for inherent interest and detail in nonfiction, as well as to include material from as many periods of history and regions of the world as possible. The reader will find edification in comparing Lucian's second- century "The Education of a Courtesan" with Nell Kimball's ninteenth-century account of brothel life in New Orleans re- counted in "Gone Are the Days," or with Harold Greenwald'scontemporary case history of how the telephone has changed the profession in "The Life of the Call Girl." Those interested in the influence of geography upon the manners and mores of the fille de joie will find accounts ranging from 300 A.D. ("Advice from the Kama Sutra") to the twentieth century (Virginia McManus's "New York Call Girl"). He can contrast sporting life in Tokyo (William Fitzpatrick's "Tokyo After Dark, London (John Gosling's and Douglas Warner's "London Today"), Paris Sam Boal's "The Pros of Paris"), Rome (George St. George's "Closing Night in Rome"), Bangkok, Los Angeles (Pearl Thompson's "Los Angeles Sporting Girl"), New York (Polly Adlers "New York Madam"), and points east and west. Works of fiction include Casanova's famous "My Short and Lively Stay in Ancona," John Cleland's "The Mysteries of Venus," two Maupassant stories "The False Gems" and "The Signal," Pierre Lours' enchanting "A Courtesan of Alexandria," a selec- tion from Sade's novel Juliette, and Henry Miller's "Four Filles de Paris" selected from his various works.Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine/Very Good dj
Book Id: 19111