Teleny (Paperback)

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Teleny (Paperback)

By Anonymous, Mint Editions (Contribution by)


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Teleny (1893) is an erotic novel published anonymously, yet often attributed to Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. Considered one of the first works of fiction to openly depict homosexuality, Teleny is the story of Camille Des Grieux's sexual awakening, the obstacles he faces from society as a gay man, and the passionate moments shared between lovers from all walks of life. "As I listened to his playing I was spell-bound; yet I could hardly tell whether it was with the composition, the execution, or the player himself. At the same time the strangest visions began to float before my eyes. First I saw the Alhambra in all the luxuriant loveliness of its Moorish masonry--those sumptuous symphonies of stones and bricks--so like the flourishes of those quaint Gipsy melodies. Then a smouldering unknown fire began to kindle itself within my breast." At a concert with his mother, Camille Des Grieux finds himself fiercely attracted to the young man on stage, the brilliant Hungarian pianist Teleny. As their eyes meet for the first time, Camille knows they are meant to be together. Despite the restrictions placed on gay men, despite the stories he has heard of Teleny as an unfaithful lover, Camille introduces himself. Filled with heated scenes of romance between its insatiable cast of characters, Teleny is an erotic novel that continues to entertain, shock, and surprise over a century after it was published. This edition of Teleny is a classic work of Victorian erotica reimagined for modern readers.

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Product Details ISBN: 9781513295367
ISBN-10: 1513295365
Publisher: Mint Editions
Publication Date: May 11th, 2021
Pages: 154
Language: English