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The Kama Sutra : Deluxe Slipcase Edition
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A luxurious silkbound, gold-embossed edition of The Karma Sutra with full-color illustrations, presented in a decorative slipcase.

The Kama Sutra is the world-famous text on lovemaking and fulfilment in matters of the heart. Originally compiled in the 3rd century AD by Vatsyayana, a celibate monk, it is a window on the social practices and sexual habits of an ancient world. In the 19th century it gained a new lease of life when translated into English by noted linguist Sir Richard Burton, who was determined to bring its perceptive ideas to a Western audience. The Kama Sutra would have presented a refreshing if shocking alternative to the stodgy marriage advice manuals of the Victorian age. Its basic tenet - that in order for marriages to be happy the participants should be well-versed in the arts of pleasure, both carnal and of the mind - still holds true. And, in spite of a risqu reputation, it is an illuminating, candid, common-sense guide to living a satisfying life. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Arcturus Silkbound Classics series brings together deluxe gift editions of literary classics, presented with luxurious silk binding, striking embossed cover designs and full-color illustrations.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781788285490
  • ISBN-10: 1788285492
  • Publisher: Arcturus Editions
  • Publish Date: April 2018
  • Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Page Count: 160

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