French and Oriental Love in a Harem
French and Oriental Love in a Harem by Mario Uchard was published in 1877 in New York City. It was a limited printing of a thousand copies for collectors only. This is an example of late 19th century erotica, which was probably uproariously hot and dirty in the Victorian era, and is now totally tame. Also it's not "Oriental" like Chinese, but "Oriental" as in Middle Eastern. So if you've got an Asian fixation you're exploring, you won't find any here.
It's always interesting to ponder why this material was so shocking 150 years ago. What will folks think of our smutty literature in 150 years? Will theirs be worse or will we swing back to petticoats and corsets, courting and gentlemen callers? Who knows.
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June 20, 2012
Interesting blend, yet falls apart story wise toward the end.