The Perfumed Garden (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Perfumed Garden From 16th-century Arabia, The Perfumed Garden - for the Repose of the Mind is a classic work of Arab erotica offering a uniquely entertaining collection of tales filled with frank and sound advice on sexual relations, accompanied by rare and previously unpublished erotic paintings and reproductions of exquisite tilework and friezes.
- Published: 14 January 2000
- Format: Paperback 96 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780892814435 ISBN 10: 0892814438
- Sales rank: 241,681
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Full description for The Perfumed Garden
"The Perfumed Garden - for the Repose of the Mind" is a classic work of Arab erotica offering a uniquely entertaining collection of tales, frank and sound advice on sexual relations, and a poetic style of great literary merit. This is a book which delights in the humorous possibilities of sexual expression, and treats these in an urbane style reminiscent of Chaucer and Boccaccio. Also included in the first illustrated edition is a remarkable collection--previously unpublished--of early Mughal and other rare erotic paintings. Reproductions of exquisite tilework and friezes offer a rare glimpse of the Arabian palaces and harems that provide much of the inspiration for the original text. Over 50 full-color illustrations.