Elinor Glyn Classics: Three Weeks & the sequel High Noon


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• This Kindle edition binds together Glyn's steamy erotic romance Three Weeks (1907) with its sequel High Noon (1911)

Three Weeks
Foolish, young Paul Verdayne falls in love with a sultry, married woman who inflames his passion and sexual desires. She invites Paul to the luxury suite of her Swiss hotel where they indulge their sins, making love on a tiger skin rug. Thus begins Paul's sexual awakening and lifelong obsession.
Banned for obscenity and condemned by religious leaders, Elinor Glyn’s brilliantly written novel later became a cinematic masterpiece and the template for steamy, bodice-ripping erotic novels.
Ms Glyn’s languid style of writing mixes Dorothy Parker's wit with Somerset Maugham's exploration of the human condition. Stylish and artfully crafted, Glyn’s work was followed by a series of erotic books by other authors, often involving beautiful, sexually charged women of the highest social standing, dominated by male lovers and heroes.
High Noon, published four years after Three Weeks, picks up the thread of Paul’s story, finding him heartbroken and trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life.

About the Author
British-born Ms Glyn (1864-1943) moved to the U.S. as an adult to write Hollywood screenplays. Much like her love-struck heroines, Ms Glyn has been described as a risqué, exotic, flame-haired temptress, too strong-headed to be accepted into any more than the fringe of society, who had affairs with various British aristocrats.

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