The Art of Seduction

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2003 - Psychology - 467 pages
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From the creators of the New York Times-bestselling The 48 Laws of Power, comes a mesmerizing handbook on seduction: the most subtle and effective form of power

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. Discover who you, or your pursuer, most resembles. Learn, too, the pitfalls of the anti-Seducer.

In part II, immerse yourself in the twenty-four maneuvers and strategies of the seductive process, the ritual by which a seducer gains mastery over his target. Understand how to ?Choose the Right Victim,' ?Appear to Be an Object of Desire,' and ?Confuse Desire and Reality.' As in his other bestsellers, The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, and most recently in Mastery, in The Art of Seduction, an international bestseller, Robert Greene deftly mines history and literature to create an indispensable primer on the essence of one of history's greatest weapons and the ultimate power trip.

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User Review  - jrissman - LibraryThing

Greene's "The Art of Seduction" is not really a self-help or instruction book. More than anything else, it is a sweeping overview of various historical figures and fictional characters who excelled at ... Read full review

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User Review  - MahaErwin - LibraryThing

I used to read this book in the sauna after a gym workout, back in 2008. While I was trying to juggle a career and stay fit, I'd relax - read 10 pages at a time - many more. This book helped me than I ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Robert Greene, author of the bestseller The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies of War, The Art of Seduction, and Mastery, his latest book. He has a degree in classical literature.

Joost Elffers is the packaging genius behind Viking Studio's Secret Language series, Play with Your Food, and How Are You Peeling? He lives in New York City.

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