The Secret Life of Wives


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The Secret Life of Wives
Hesperus Classics
ISBN: 9781843911227
Authors(s): Pietro Aretino Paul Bailey Andrew Brown

About The Secret Life of Wives:

In this hilarious sequel to The Secret Life of Nuns, courtesan Nanna reveals to her confidante, Antonia, what really goes on in the lives of married women. A woman can only be saved from a life-threatening craving and utter damnation by a well-endowed priest; an over-devout matron releases the devil within her when she meets an attractive hermit; an insatiable wife is redressed by her husband in a most barbarous manner – these are merely some of the ‘truths’ that Aretino exposes behind the respectable mask of marriage. And in describing the subterfuges, machinations and diabolical ruses wives resort to – unbeknownst to their poor husbands – in order to secure the secret object of their desires, Aretino adds another titillating page to his immense catalogue of human characters.

First Published (if available):
No of pages: 116
Published as: Paperback
Genre: General & Literary Fiction