If it was Pierre Louÿs' intention to emulate the libertine works of the Marquis De Sade with this unbelievably salacious tale then he certainly succeeded. Following the exploits of our young narrator as he conquers one young lady only to be introduced to her two sisters and debauched mother, we learn of how Ricette, Charlotte, and Lili came to prostituted by their mother, the manner of their training and their numerous physical encounters. Now it is second nature to the trio to satisfy themselves in all manner of libidinous deed and device without restraint or modesty.
And how surprised our young protagonist will be when he learns that the only way they can reach the highest peaks of ecstasy is through that most narrow of apertures. From group-menages to scenes too lewd for description, bisexual tribadism to rear-side gamahuching, nothing is left to the imagine, all told in wonderfully graphic and visceral prose.
In the great tradition of Victorian erotic works such as Green Girls and Grushenka, also available from Locus Elm Press, Three Daughters of their Mother is a fine addition to any collection of the once suppressed.
Definitely not one for those of weak disposition or faint of heart. Due warning herewith given.