The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty  

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The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (1983), Beauty's Punishment (1984), and Beauty's Release (1985) are erotic novels by Anne Rice writing under the pseudonym of A. N. Roquelaure. The trilogy was a bestseller, outearning Interview with the Vampire.

They are lengthy BDSM novels, reminiscent of Story of O, set in a medieval fantasy world based very loosely on the legend of Sleeping Beauty. The novels contain both maledom and femdom scenarios, as well as vivid imageries of bisexuality and ephebophilia.

An abridged version of the books were read as an audio recording by Amy Brenneman and Elizabeth Montgomery.



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