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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May 24, 2014
  • jewelskidd rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Reading the comments I did have to laugh, this book and the ones following are not for everyone and I am betting that the ones who hated it and found it degrading are vanila (if you don't know what that is, stick with 50shades) This book is fictional and only for entertainments purposes. Yes there are things in this book I would never let done to me but that is what safe words are for. I happened to love this book

May 07, 2013
  • breakofdawn247 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I am new at Erotica however this is one heck of a book to start with.. I am now a lover for the Erotica stories..

Feb 08, 2013
  • lovely1012 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I was very curious when I started and it held my interest so much that I finished in 1 day. If 50 Shades of Grey was midly interesting than this will blow you away. Happy reading!

Dec 29, 2012
  • oldhag rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Unrealistic, repetitive sex, written by a woman, with a male perspective.

Sep 18, 2012
  • black_dog_4723 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not what I expected!

Sep 12, 2012
  • Cristann rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

one of my all time favorite books and series, but definitely not for everyone!! i read these books very young, an fell in love with the honesty in them. definitely S&M based and if that bothers you then i would really suggest that you not read these books. It is intense, and graphic in the traditional Anne Rice style. and i do mean GRAPHIC. but if you're open to it, it can be a very intense and eye-opening read, and will definitely make you rethink how you evaluate other people's relationships and the importance of mutual desires

or you could just read it and go for the ride :)

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.

Jun 14, 2012
  • Fury2009 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I was really excited to read this and now I'm wondering why I even stuck with it. I didn't enjoy this book at all! The things that were done to the people in the book were appalling and I don't think I will be reading the other 2 books of this trilogy. I don't think I will be reading any more Anne Rice for that matter. I haven't been impressed by her work.


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Nov 24, 2011
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