What if Henry James wrote erotic stories? The result might very well be The Company He Keeps: Victorian Gentlemen’s Erotica, even if he’d never admit it.
Set in the sexually repressed and therefore sexually rampant Victorian era, a riotously erotic collection including stories such as “A Remarkably Well Made Man,” in which a young man at a dance is pressured by his father to take up with a young woman but it is her dance partner who is pursued and ultimately won; “Magnificent Surrender,” in which a young Englishman fails to prevent his lover’s marriage but regains his man; “The Westbrook Club,” in which a young lawyer’s employer proposes him for membership in an exclusive sex club; and “The Late Manner,” in which a respected fiction writer hires a young man to type as he dictates and becomes sexually involved with him to such an extent that it leads the writer into pornography.
Author: Dale Chase
Pub Date: May 2011
ISBN 13: 9781602825215
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