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4.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 54.43 out of 5 4.43 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leopold von Sacher-Masoch Narrator: Michael Praed Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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This is the best known work of this Austrian writer and poet who based this tale of love, humiliation and obsession largely on his own life and gave the English language the word masochism.

A compelling well written story it has inspired and influenced many psychologists, artists, writers and musicians from Thomas Mann to the Velvet Underground and even Freud, since its first publication in 1870.

The reader Michael Praed is an accomplished actor whose extensive experience confidently captures this fascinating story of torment and sexual female domination. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 john | 4/14/2011

    " because I was sold and betrayed by a woman (an actress) who affected the strictest principles and the most refined sensibility, I developed a hatred for poetic and sentimental virtue. Give me a woman honest enough to say, “I am La Pompadour, a Lucretia Borgia” - she is the woman I will worship. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 3/6/2011

    " The book that started it all. And how it all became so shiny, leathery and black when it was born white, silky and with frills. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noora | 2/22/2011

    " Story about a man desperate to slave for the woman of his dreams. Sexy, heart draining and absolutely beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anastasia | 2/17/2011

    " perverty but good if possible "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carlo Mario | 1/3/2011

    " Confesso di averlo letto sulla scia di Venus in Furs dei Velvet Underground. Interessante come documento storico, ma non particolarmente eccitante o intrigante, visto che in definitiva è considerato un classico della letteratura erotica. Forse è davvero troppo datato come stile. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Enzo | 12/11/2010

    " Letztendlich wohl doch eher von historischer Bedeutung als eine großartige Lektüre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virgil | 11/29/2010

    " Beautifully written and poignant book. "

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About the Author
Author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836-1895) was an Austrian writer and journalist, who gained renown for his romantic stories of Galician life. The term masochism is derived from his name. During his lifetime, Sacher-Masoch was well known as a man of letters who espoused socialist and humanist ideals in his fiction and non-fiction. Most of his works remain untranslated into English. Venus in Furs is his only book commonly available in English.

About the Narrator

Michael Praed has starred in musicals such as Carousel and The Three Musketeers, and his television appearances including Casualty, Dynasty, and Robin of Sherwood. His film appearances include 9 Dead Gay Guys and Staggered, and his theater credits include An Ideal Husband, Misery, and The Tempest.