Considered one of the truly great French writers of the nineteenth century, famed poet and novelist Alfred de Musset once decided (as great French writers are. Gamiani, Or Two Nights Of Excess by Alfred De Musset, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. None of them came close to the outrageous and unquenchable needs portrayed with knowing horror in de Musset’s Gamiani. One character.

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While reading Gamianiit definitely helps if you know a little about French authors Alfred de Musset and George Sand and their short affair.

That is why I am happy to re Gamiani is a somewhat Sadean quasi-Gothic erotic novel of the s which has been attributed, although not certainly, to Alfred De Musset and which even reached the hands of Edith Wharton no less. Published February 6th by Harper Perennial first published There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

While certain acts in this gamini were difficult to read comfortably, I must say that Baxter’s translation is beautiful. During this time he also involved himself in polemics during the Rhine crisis ofcaused by the French prime minister Adolphe Thiers, who as Minister of the Interior had been Musset’s superior.

Gamiani, or Two Nights of Excess — All About Romance

By the time he reached the age of gakiani, his rising literary fame was already accompanied by a sulphurous reputation fed by his dandy side. Books by Alfred de Musset. A bit disappointing second part of the book in terms of gsmiani style and description of the epilogue Assuming you do not have serious problems with ‘disgust’ this is, after all, only an exercise in the imaginationthe bulk of the book is a very erotic read indeed but it is definitely not for faint hearts.


Aug 07, Howard rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 15, Natalia rated it really liked it. The cause was heart failure, the combination of alcoholism and agmiani longstanding aortic insufficiency. Aug 16, Karmen rated it liked it Shelves: Well written but ultimately soul-less.

To musser dismay, their affair went nowhere, and he decided to use all those pent up passions writing gamiabi fiction. Apr 14, Reetta Saine rated it really liked it Shelves: The glorious result was Gamiani, a classic tale of sensual pleasure and sexual excess.

Overly erotic for the duration, the tale encompasses two nights of passion between two women nusset a man and, during that time, they tell the stories of their first times Thiers had demanded that France should own the left bank of the Rhine described as France’s “natural boundary”as it had under Napoleon, despite the territory’s German population. Musset answered to this tamiani a poem of his own: Nov 23, Tony rated it liked it.

Gajiani 11, Alaina rated it really liked it Shelves: As erotica, however, the book failed, even though it bursts at its seams with threesomes, domination, bestiality, dildoes, and orgies.

The three tell erotic stories in between mindless and violent couplings. As for the story, it is a tale of extreme and destructive erotic passion with the standard issue references to the depravities to be found in convents and amongst the clergy but it is rather well written.


Would be a five star if not for the bestiality that was very difficult to read. Nina Schmidt rated it liked it Oct 14, What an amazing piece of literature! This is a short erotic fiction written in by Alfred de Musset the author died in never acknowledging it.

To ask other readers questions about Gamiani, or Two Nights of Excessplease sign up. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Language, Gender, and Sexuality. Apr 16, Booklovinglady rated it really liked it Shelves: Having watched them and provoked by their abandonment, he reveals himself, joins them, and they gamiai the night alternately sharing their intimate histories and their bodies.

This article about a novel with a lesbiangaybisexualor transgender theme is a stub. Apr 06, Angelica rated it liked it.

Gamiani, ou Une nuit d’excès by Alfred de Musset

There are numerous descriptions of extremely sexual, orgiastic events in churches, convents. Musset was born on 11 December in Paris. Interesting as a period piece though.

Bruno rated it really liked it May 11, Trivia About Gamiani, or Two N