About this book
An international bestseller - 400,000 copies in France, and 150,000 in Germany. The Corgi edition of "The Story Of O" has sold over 600,000 copies. Highly explicit sexual memoir which caused a media furore when published in trade paperback by Serpent's Tail. "Millet writes extremely well...it is neither pornography not her coy younger sister, erotica, but a work of libertine philosophy". "TLS".
Written in spare, elegant prose, this work is the sexual diary of a well-known Parisian intellectual who likes to spend her nights in the singles clubs of Paris and the Bois de Boulogne where she has sex with a succession of anonymous men. It reflects on the boundaries of art and life.