An extraordinarily rich and exotic collection from the mistress of erotic writing. In Delta of Venus, Anais Nin pens a lush, magical world where the characters of her imagination possess the most universal of desires and exceptional of talents. Among these provocative stories, a Hungarian adventurer seduces wealthy women then vanishes with their money; a veiled woman selects strangers from a chic restaurant for private trysts; and a Parisian hatmaker named Mathilde leaves her husband for the opium dens of Peru.
By Anaïs Nin. Paperback. 286 pages. Published by Mariner Books, 2004.