The Technique Of The Love Affair By A Gentlewoman
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The Technique Of The Love Affair By A Gentlewoman

  • Publish Date: 1999-01-09
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Doris Langley Moore

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This 1928 classic--playfully shocking and surprisingly practical--is now back in print, astutely annotated for the nineties. Originally published anonymously by the multitalented Doris Langley Moore (author of many books of nonfiction and fiction, and a much sought-after costume designer for film and theater), The Technique of the Love Affair is a masterfully written dialogue between the worldly Cypria and the naive and sentimental Saccharissa on how to conduct--with grace and restraint--successful love affairs.

Moore outlines a pragmatic approach to sexual pursuit and conquest, peppering her advice with incisive comments on the nature of men and women--which (current self-help books notwithstanding) has remained virtually unchanged after seventy years.

A sparkling period piece and a shrewd guidebook for those who consider pleasure a serious business, The Technique of the Love Affair is brimming with unassailable, timeless insight. Now, in this new premillenial edition, it is--more than ever--a wise and witty manual on the art of love for the thinking woman.


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