The Art of Seduction
The season's most talked-about all-purpose personal strategy guide and philosophical compendium", said Newsweek of Robert Greene's bold, elegant, and ingenious manual of modern manipulation, The 48 Laws of Power. Now Greene has once again mined history and literature to distill the essence of seduction, the most highly refined mode of influence, the ultimate power trip.
The Art of Seduction is a masterful synthesis of the work of thinkers such as Freud, Ovid, Kierkegaard, and Einstein, as well as the achievements of the greatest seducers throughout history. From Cleopatra to John F. Kennedy, from Andy Warhol to Josephine Bonaparte, The Art of Seduction gets to the heart of the character of the seducer and his or her tactics, triumphs and failures. The seducer's many faces include: the Siren, the Rake, the Ideal Lover, the Dandy, the Natural, the Coquette, the Charmer, and the Charismatic. Twenty-four maneuvers will guide readers through the seduction process, providing cunning, amoral instructions for and analysis of this fascinating, all-pervasive form of power. Just as beautifully packaged and every bit as essential as The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer of persuasion and offers the best lessons on how to take what you want from whomever you want or how to prevent yourself from being taken.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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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