The Art Of Seduction

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Profile Books, Sep 3, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 272 pages
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Which sort of seducer could you be? Siren? Rake? Cold Coquette? Star? Comedian? Charismatic? Or Saint?
This book will show you which.

Charm, persuasion, the ability to create illusions: these are some of the many dazzling gifts of the Seducer, the compelling figure who is able to manipulate, mislead and give pleasure all at once.

When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won elections and enslaved great minds. In this beautiful, sensually designed book, Greene unearths the two sides of seduction: the characters and the process. Discover who you, or your pursuer, most resembles. Learn, too, the pitfalls of the anti-Seducer. Immerse yourself in the twenty-four manoeuvres and strategies of the seductive process, the ritual by which a seducer gains mastery over their target.

Understand how to 'Choose the Right Victim', 'Appear to Be an Object of Desire' and 'Confuse Desire and Reality'. In addition, Greene provides instruction on how to identify victims by type. Each fascinating character and each cunning tactic demonstrates a fundamental truth about who we are, and the targets we've become - or hope to win over.

The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer on the essence of one of history's greatest weapons and the ultimate power trip.

From the internationally bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, Mastery, and The 33 Strategies Of War.

 

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User Review  - ieJasonW - LibraryThing

I give this book 3 stars because it is a solid collection of thoughts by other people - but it is so dry and poorly written. I've read countless non-fiction books and it is hard to bore me to tears ... Read full review

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User Review  - Negra - Borders

This book is incredible....anyone can follow it. It gives awsome examples on how to be more observant and more confident about yourself. Robert Greene really shows the vulnerability that you can see in anyone. Read full review

Contents

The Rake page
17
The Ideal Lover page
29
The Natural page
53
The Coquette page
67
The Charmer page
79
The Charismatic page
95
The Star page
119
The Seducers VictimsThe Eighteen Types page
147
Pay Attention to Detail page
265
Poeticize Your Presence page
277
Disarm Through Strategic Weakness and Vulnerability page
285
Confuse Desire and RealityThe Perfect Illusion page
295
Isolate the Victim page
309
Effect a Regression page
333
Stir Up the Transgressive and Taboo page
349
Use Spiritual Lures page
359

SeparationStirring Interest and Desire
165
Create a False Sense of SecurityApproach Indirectly page
177
Send Mixed Signals page
185
Appear to Be an Object of DesireCreate Triangles page
195
Master the Art of Insinuation page
211
Enter Their Spirit page
219
Create Temptation page
229
Lead AstrayCreating Pleasure and Confusion
239
Give Them Space to FallThe Pursuer Is Pursued page
383
Use Physical Lures page
393
Master the Art of the Bold Move page
405
Beware the Aftereffects page
415
Seductive EnvironmentSeductive Time page
431
Soft Seduction How to SellAnything to the Masses page
441
Selected Bibliography
455
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About the author (2010)

Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power and The Art of Seduction (both from Profile), has a degree in Classical Studies and has been an editor at Esquire and other magazines. He is also a playwright and lives in Los Angeles.

Find him on Twitter @RobertGreene
http://powerseductionandwar.com/

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