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Famous Erotica Books and Novels

Updated June 8, 2017 24 votes 12 voters 27.4k 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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    Laura Antoniou
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    Genres (Book)Erotica

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    Pauline Réage
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    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 name Pauline Réage, and published in French by Jean-Jacques Pauvert. Desclos did not reveal herself as the  ...more
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    Radclyffe, Karin Kallmaker
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    First Published2008

    Genres (Book)Erotica

    In Deep Waters 2: Cruising the Strip is a book written by Radclyffe and Karin Kallmaker.  ...more
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    J. D. Glass
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    First Published2007

    Genres (Book)Erotica

    Red Light is a book written by J. D. Glass.
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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. The title is the same as a 1961 nudie cutie film, and like the film, the novel is divided into multiple  ...more
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    Laura Antoniou
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    Anaïs Nin
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    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 — though largely written in the 1940s as erotica for a private collector. In 1994 a film inspired by the  ...more
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    Vātsyāyana
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    Genres (Book)Erotica

    Original LanguageSanskrit Language

    The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian Hindu text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by Vātsyāyana. A portion of the work consists of  ...more
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    Marquis de Sade
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    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 four volumes during the years 1873–1876 and published by William Lazenby. Henry Spencer Ashbee discusses  ...more
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    Milena Ivanova
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    Genres (Book)Erotica, Novel

    Original LanguageSpanish Language

    “Sexperiencias” (Sexperiences) is an erotic novel by Milena Ivanova about a girl from Madrid searching for her place in life, so far without success: she falls in and out of love, she leaves and  ...more
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    Marquis de Sade
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    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 Marquis de Sade. There is no standard edition of this text in hardcover, having passed into the public  ...more
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    Henry Miller
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    First Published1934

    Genres (Book)Autobiographical novel, Erotica, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    #252 of 331 The Top Must-Read Books of All Time#258 of 1,236 The Best Novels Ever Written#116 of 704 Books That Changed Your Life

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    Philip José Farmer
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    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

    Image of the Beast is a science fiction novel by Philip José Farmer.  ...more
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    Laura Antoniou
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    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 One Day; with a History of the Pursuit of Earl Lavender and Lord Brumm by Mrs. Scamler and Maud Emblem,  ...more
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    Richard Labonte
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    First Published2006

    Genres (Book)Erotica

    Best Gay Erotica 2007 is a book edited by Richard Labonte.
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    Laurinda D. Brown
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    First Published2005

    Genres (Book)Erotica

    Walk Like a Man is a book written by Laurinda D. Brown.
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    Helen Walsh
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    First Published2004

    Genres (Book)Erotica

    Yet another precocious accounting of the self-destructive sexual addiction/exploration of a young female teenager in Britain with many members of both sexes.
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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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    Sean Wolfe
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    First Published2005

    Genres (Book)Erotica

    Close Contact is a book written by Sean Wolfe.  ...more
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    Louis-Jacques Rollet-Andriane, Emmanuelle Arsan
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    First Published1959

    Genres (Book)Erotica

    Original LanguageFrench Language

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    The Golden Age of Lesbian Erotica: 1920-1940 is a book edited Victoria A. Brownworth and Judith M. Redding.
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