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Old March 19th, 2017, 04:35 AM   #1
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Historical pseudo-fiction books for adult


Hi everyone,
I've been searching a book for quite some time now and decided to turn to you for some help. Are there a few books with historical figure in witch there are some adult scene described? Growing up, I've always been interested in 17th-18th century and, now that I'm older, I would like to switch the reading a bit. As such, I would mostly be interested in book from that era even though, at this point, something out of those boundaries wouldn't be that bad neither.

As for the "pseudo-fiction" in the title: I really don't mind some liberties. For example, having something happen between Marie-Antoinette and Count Fersen even though there are no evidence to support it.

Thank you for your help.

PS: I tried reading the Rules and Guidelines and I tried to word some part of this post the best I could, but if this still doesn't fit in the forum, I apologize and thank the next mod passing by for deleting my post.

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Let me think on where the thread might better live and produce posts relevant to your request. You might want to read a biography of Oscar Wilde. Have you looked into the Hell Fire Club, a British aristocrats private club devoted to debauchery? I think you will find the 19th century fertile ground for salacious materials. In spite of the legendary prudery of middle-class Victorian society, they were raunchy times. Winston Churchill's parents private lives can be informative.

Keep in clean and at least PG.
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Flashman gets his end away with many a fine 19th C woman. In Royal Flash he goes to a London Brothel.

Flashman and the Redskins he acts as a guard to a woman shipping her girls from New Orleans to San Fransisco in 1849.

Flashman and the Mountain of Light he partakes in a royal orgy in India

Flashman's Lady has orgy's in the palace of the mad Queen Ranavalona
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Another fan of Flashman. Oh how we love an adventurous rogue.
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You might want to read a biography of Oscar Wilde.
I never even thought of the idea of looking up biography. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Have you looked into the Hell Fire Club, a British aristocrats private club devoted to debauchery?
First time I heard of them. Most of the works surrounding this seems to be with fictional characters, but there seem to be some great possibilities. I will keep looking into it.

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Flashman gets his end away with many a fine 19th C woman[...]
Flashman does seem like an interesting read. I'll look it up
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The first of the dozen Flashman books:

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Flashman does seem like an interesting read. I'll look it up

Highly recommended by me too. Don't delay.
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Outside the era - Colleen McCullough's "Caesar's women".While not famed for debauchery per se, it gives a nice insight into the lives of aristocracy of Rome. I enjoyed all her books, and it is total historical fiction.

Also, as the connoisseur of the XIX century, I hope, you have read the sources?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01ED...=venus+in+furs

(US feedbacks are hilarious, "slow read". Are we to see the death of classical literature?)

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The Marquis de Sade's book Justine was written during your time period, is well written and adult. He's not a psychopath like Casanova, so much more charming in his writings. Yes an evil fellow who invented the a rape machine and a sexual degenerate with sadistic tastes. He's more like John Norman with his Gor saga , but less attracted to rape surprisingly. I did not understand the Rapist mentality before reading John Norman so am glad that I did as it extended by understanding of others - if if complete villains. Don Juan was an actual book though I've never read it and don't know how adult the content really is.
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