THE MELODY OF SEX by Max Catto

THE MELODY OF SEX

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Harry Kelso, an almost impossibly inexperienced young man, about to become the third richest in America, arrives in Paris where the three young women who operate a Stripperie on the Place Pigalle outrage his moral principles. Closing down the Club, he gives them each $10,000 to go straight, returns to Paris eighteen months later to face their spiteful retaliation: Eloise and Fanny seduce him, and then humiliate him as a lover; Amelie completes his destruction as a man when she marries him but refuses him. Taunted and tormented, Harry accomplishes her submission (imitating his grandfather's taming of his shrew- in the old west) by dragging her across the Maritime Alps in a mule-drawn wagon... More farce than burlesque, this is just about as innocent as its hero and assumes reading readiness at a very light level of entertainment.

Publisher: Morrow