By H.D. Greaves
Deliberately written in an elegantly out of date sort to reflect the intricacies of the Italian Renaissance, Greaves’ edition vividly exhibits this strange story nonetheless possesses substantial energy to surprise, shock, and amuse—five centuries after it first appeared!
We are brought to CLIZIA, a stunning little orphan, who has been raised by means of a prosperous and revered kinfolk as their foster daughter. All is definitely until eventually she turns 16 and matures right into a succulent younger lady, all blameless virginal sexuality.
This situation enflames her foster brother — in addition to her foster father! — with either one of them rabidly meaning to sexually own the younger woman.
Sofronia, spouse and mom, conscious of their harmful folly, needs to give you the option to convey her husband again to his senses, in addition to self-discipline her errant son. luck in returning integrity and decency again to the kin is dependent upon her use of a stunning sexual deceit — only one of many strange surprises — with CLIZIA’S final destiny striking within the balance.
An irreverently funny examine Renaissance mores — so very varied from today’s! — CLIZIA is generously jam-packed with outrageously droll, ribald, and strong Machiavellian misadventures.
LUST, it will seem—and as we who're clever good know—is by no means out of fashion.
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Clizia: A Tale of Scandalous Surprises from the Italian Renaissance by H.D. Greaves