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Famous Erotica Books and Novels

Updated June 8, 2017 7 votes 4 voters 27.1k views58 items

List of famous erotica books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular erotica books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best erotica novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

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    Genres (Book)Erotica, Fiction, Postmodernism

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    The Adventures of Lucky Pierre: Director's Cut is a novel by Robert Coover, published in 2002....  more
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    The Slave

    Laura Antoniou

    Genres (Book)Erotica

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    The Trainer

    Laura Antoniou

    Genres (Book)Erotica

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    18th & Castro

    Karin Kallmaker

    First Published2006

    Genres (Book)Erotica

    18th & Castro is a book written by Karin Kallmaker....
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    First Published1904

    Genres (Book)Erotica, Erotic literature

    Original LanguageFrench Language

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    Delta of Venus

    Anaïs Nin

    First Published1977

    Genres (Book)Erotica, Short story

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    Delta of Venus is a book of fifteen short stories by Anaïs Nin published posthumously in 1977...  more
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    Kama Sutra

    Vātsyāyana

    Genres (Book)Erotica

    Original LanguageSanskrit Language

    The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian Hindu text widely considered to be the standard work on...  more
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    Juliette

    Marquis de Sade

    First Published1797

    Genres (Book)Erotica, Gothic fiction

    Original LanguageFrench Language

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    The Romance of Lust, or Early Experiences is a Victorian erotic novel written anonymously in...  more
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    Sexperiencias

    Milena Ivanova

    Genres (Book)Erotica, Novel

    Original LanguageSpanish Language

    “Sexperiencias” (Sexperiences) is an erotic novel by Milena Ivanova about a girl from Madrid...  more
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    Story of O

    Pauline Réage

    First Published1954

    Genres (Book)Erotica, Erotic literature

    Original LanguageFrench Language

    Story of O is an erotic novel published in 1954 by French author Anne Desclos under the pen...  more
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    The Lustful Turk, or Lascivious Scenes from a Harem is a pre-Victorian British erotic...  more
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    Justine

    Marquis de Sade

    First Published1791

    Genres (Book)Erotica, Gothic fiction

    Original LanguageFrench Language

    Justine is a classic 1791 novel by Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, better known as the...  more
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    Tropic of Cancer

    Henry Miller

    First Published1934

    Genres (Book)Autobiographical novel, Erotica, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

    More Tropic of Cancer 

    #249 of 331 The Top Must-Read Books of All Time#264 of 1,235 The Best Novels Ever Written

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    The Image of the Beast

    Philip José Farmer

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

    Image of the Beast is a science fiction novel by Philip José Farmer....  more
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    The Marketplace

    Laura Antoniou

    Genres (Book)Erotica

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    First Published1895

    Genres (Book)Erotica

    A Full and True Account of the Wonderful Mission of Earl Lavender, which Lasted One Night and...  more
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    Best Gay Erotica 2007

    Richard Labonte

    First Published2006

    Genres (Book)Erotica

    Best Gay Erotica 2007 is a book edited by Richard Labonte....
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    Walk Like a Man

    Laurinda D. Brown

    First Published2005

    Genres (Book)Erotica

    Walk Like a Man is a book written by Laurinda D. Brown....
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    Brass

    Helen Walsh

    First Published2004

    Genres (Book)Erotica

    Yet another precocious accounting of the self-destructive sexual addiction/exploration of a...
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    Carrie's Story

    Pam Rosenthal

    First Published1995

    Genres (Book)Erotica

    A modern take on the Story of O. A young woman explores the world of S & M....  more
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    First Published2006

    Genres (Book)Erotica

    A History of Barbed Wire is a book written by Jeff Mann....  more
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    Close Contact

    Sean Wolfe

    First Published2005

    Genres (Book)Erotica

    Close Contact is a book written by Sean Wolfe....  more
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    Emmanuelle: The Joys of a Woman

    Louis-Jacques Rollet-Andriane, Emmanuelle Arsan

    First Published1959

    Genres (Book)Erotica

    Original LanguageFrench Language