Monday, 30 April 2012


ISBN-13: 978-0-87477-896-0
Writer: Kenneth E. Maxwell
Title: A Sexual Odyssey
Subtitle: From Forbidden Fruit to Cybersex
Language: English
Edition: First Trade Paperback Edition
Place of Publication: New York
Publisher: Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam
Year of Publication: 1997
Format: 140x210mm (trimmed)
Pages: 319 printed on alkaline paper; Endnotes, 297; Index, 307
Illustrations: 16 black and white plates and pictures
Cover Design: Shelly Meadows
Cover Photos of apple and torso: Gerhard Merzeder
Binding: Paperback in colour wrappers
Original Price: USD15.95 / CAD21.50
Weight: 416gr.
Entry No.: 2012016
Entry Date: 30th April 2012


A Sexual Odyssey has been called a “fascinating journey of sexual adventure and misadventure:” by professors and therapists. In its revealing pages, Kenneth Maxwell explores the sexual lore and literature of the past and sheds light on how modern-day sex, sex roles, and sex play are changing at a frenetic pace. Covering topics ranging from the libidinous practices of the ancient Romans, to what is considered appropriate behavior at a contemporary nudist beach, to the possibility that the twenty-first century will see the complete separation of making babies and making love, Maxwell’s book contextualizes sex in human history. Never before has a work so clearly detailed the impact of this primal and elementary aspect of the human animal on religion, government, politics, and entertainment throughout time.

For anyone curious about sex and human nature, A Sexual Odyssey imparts a learned history lesson while teaching the great lovemaking secrets of the past and exposing the creativity that will enable us to “soar to the Elysian heights of sexual pleasure” in the future.

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