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The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

Book 1, The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy

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The first of the Classic Erotic Trilogy of Sleeping Beauty "Something very special . . . at once so light and yet so haunting." —The Advocate In the traditional folktale of "Sleeping Beauty," the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind's unconscious. Now Anne Rice's retelling of the Beauty story probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince awakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation. His reward for ending the hundred years of enchantment is Beauty's complete and total enslavement to him . . . as Anne Rice explores the world of erotic yearning and fantasy in a classic that becomes, with her skillful pen, a compelling experience. "Articulate, baroque, and fashionably pornographic." —Playboy

Customer Reviews

Claiming of beauty

The book is a relentlessly delicious read. 50 Shades of Grey cannot even hold a snuffed candle to this book.

Sleeping Beauty

This book has captured my attention from the very first page. It seems a harsh life for a beautiful princess but in a strange erotic way, there is a strong sense of pleasure to be derived from punishments. I am hooked on the series and will be reading frantically to find out the trials and tribulations of Princess Beauty! I am rooting for Beauty to overcome all of it and have all the wisdom learned as she goes back to claim her title of "Princess".
Thank you for the wonderful stories of this series, Ms Anne Rice!

Not what I expected. At all.

First, I'm not going to bash the book or the author. It was her story to write and no one is forced to read it. My only real complaint is that it wasn't what I expected since it was compared to the 50 Shades trilogy. I don't think you can draw a parallel between the two books at all. There is a considerable difference between a submissive having controlled and consensual sex with a dominant and a slave being relentlessly physically and sexually tortured by a master. The characters in the Beauty trilogy are slaves. They don't have the courtesy of free will. There were some extremely graphic parts that were difficult for me to read and there were parts that made me cheer for specific characters. Overall it was an uncomfortable read for me.

Bared to You is a much closer parallel to 50 Shades for anyone that is looking.

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The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Erotica
  • Published: May 01, 1999
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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