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Potent pleasures

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Published by Delacorte Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Eloisa James breathes new life into one of the most popular fiction genres with her highly original debut novel Potent Pleasures, a charming, vividly peopled Regency romance. With an uncanny wit and an eye for the whimsical, she unravels a complex--and often hilarious--chain of events inadvertently set in motion by a young woman's first taste of forbidden pleasure.About to make her debut in London society, Charlotte Calverstill, beneath the lavish gowns and manners of a well-brought-up young lady, yearns for a taste of freedom. Pushing propriety aside, one evening she sneaks out with a friend to attend a masked ball, and there meets a devastatingly handsome stranger who relieves her--not against her wishes--of her virtue, then vanishes.Years later, when they meet again, the rogue does not remember Charlotte. But she certainly remembers him; she has since learned not only his identity, but also a titillating piece of gossip about him that is sure to set society abuzz. The intricate web that a now-wiser Charlotte weaves to exact her due ensures justice for some and great merriment for all.Taking the Regency historical to fresh new places, with artful smoothness and irrepressible humor, Eloisa James delivers a winsome tale of first love and life's unexpected surprises.From the Hardcover edition.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3560.A3796 P68 1999

The Physical Object

Pagination
375 p. ;
Number of pages
375

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL36315M
Internet Archive
potentpleasures00jame_iyg
ISBN 10
0385333609
LC Control Number
99021996
OCLC/WorldCat
40979899
Library Thing
24909
Goodreads
2343678
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