Skip to content

This website uses cookies to give you the best, most relevant experience.

Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

by Penguin
Sold out
$18.00

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. In the first book of the series, Anne Rice (author of Beauty's Kingdom), writing as A.N. Roquelaure, retells the Beauty story and 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. Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey will indulge in Rice’s deft storytelling and imaginative eroticism, a sure-to-be classic for years to come.

"Articulate, baroque, and fashionably pornographic." —Playboy

"Something very special . . . at once so light and yet so haunting." —The Advocate

Thank you. Your notification has been registered.

A valid email address is required.

Shipping Info

CANADA Order Shipping cost
Expedited Shippingunder $99$7
Expedited Shippingover $99FREE
USA Order Shipping cost
Expedited Shippingunder $150$30 CAD
Expedited Shippingover $150FREE
Ottawa/Gatineau Order Shipping cost
Same-Day Shippingany$15
More shipping info

Specifications

Format Paperback
Pages 272
Year Published 1999

 

 

Staff Review

Super hot, super kinky. One billion times better than 50 Shades.

Customer Reviews

1 review Write a review