The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty

Roquelaure, A. N.

(Book - 1983)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
In the traditional folk tale "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. 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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin, c1983
ISBN: 0452266564
Branch Call Number: FICTION ROQUELAU
Characteristics: 253 p. ;,21 cm


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An erotic fairy tale of sadomasochism, written by Anne Rice under one of her multiple pseudonyms. The first in a trilogy.

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Aug 31, 2012
  • sablegirl rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not a great book. I thought it would be on the order of Shades of Gray but it was definitely not. I was very disappointed and thought the part I did read was degrading to women. I didn't even want to finish it. Don't recommend this one.


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