Travel to the most secret corners of the human psyche...to a perverse world of dark passion...twisted seduction, amorous betrayal and blood lust. This modern classic, from the mysterious woman writer whose name will forever be remembered for sexual humiliation mixed with love, is 'a total, authentic literary experience.' (The New York Times) First published in France in 1954, Story of O is a tale of a woman willing to subject her mind and her body to the strange torments and tortures conceived by her lover. O's erotic journey begins when her lover brings her to a small chateau in the country...a place where any man can have her...a place where she learns total obedience. This is a shocking and disturbing erotic masterpiece.