The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,130,202 members ⚫ 1,348,641 ebooks

New to

Learn more

The Sixteen Pleasures

The Sixteen Pleasures by Robert Hellenga
Buy this eBook
US$ 9.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
Margot Harrington, an American volunteer in Florence, is an expert at book conservancy. While struggling to save a waterlogged convent library, she comes across a fabulous volume of sixteen erotic drawings by Giulio Romano, accompanying sixteen steamy sonnets by Pietro Aretino. When first published over four centuries ago, the Vatican ordered all copies destroyed. This one—now unique—volume has survived.

The abbess prevails upon Margot to save the order’s finances by selling the magnificently illustrated erotica discreetly—meaning without the bishop’s knowledge.

Margot’s other clandestine project is a middle-aged Italian who is boldly attempting radical measures to save endangered frescoes. She is 29 and available; he, older and married. He shares her sense of mission and soon her bed in this daring story of spiritual longing and earthly desire.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
Soho Press; September 2009
ISBN 9781569478110
Read online, or download in secure EPUB
Title: The Sixteen Pleasures
Author: Robert Hellenga
  • News
Hellenga's literary life - The Knox Student
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:10:57 -0800
The Knox StudentHellenga's literary lifeThe Knox StudentWhen Robert Hellenga was on his second trip to Italy in 1989, he ...
More Fiction