Playboy.com Ranks The 25 Sexiest Novels Ever Written

May 17, 2006, 01:00 ET from Playboy.com

    NEW YORK, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for this weekend's Book
 Expo America on May 19-21 in Washington, D.C., Playboy.com unveils its
 first ever ranking of the "25 Sexiest Novels Ever Written." Playboy.com
 limited the ranking to works of fiction and hopes to inspire debate while
 encouraging people to continue to explore beauty and sensuality in print.
     The feature can be found online at
 http://www.playboy.com/features/features/25novels/ . Book fans can view
 covers and read a synopsis, excerpt and brief history of each novel. Below
 is Playboy.com's ranking of the 25 sexiest novels of all time:
      1.  Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (Fanny Hill), by John Cleland (1748-
          49)
      2.  Lady Chatterley's Lover, by D. H. Lawrence (1928)
      3.  Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller (1934)
      4.  Story of O, by Pauline Reage (1954)
      5.  Crash, by J.G Ballard (1973)
      6.  Interview with the Vampire, by Anne Rice (1976)
      7.  Portnoy's Complaint, by Philip Roth (1969)
      8.  The Magus, by John Fowles (1965)
      9.  The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami (1995)
      10. Endless Love, by Scott Spencer (1979)
      11. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1955)
      12. Carrie's Story, by Molly Weatherfield (1995)
      13. Fear of Flying, by Erica Jong (1973)
      14. Peyton Place, by Grace Metalious (1956)
      15. Story of the Eye, by Georges Bataille (1928)
      16. The End of Alice, by A.M. Homes (1996)
      17. Vox, by Nicholson Baker (1992)
      18. Rapture, by Susan Minot  (2002)
      19. Singular Pleasures, by Harry Mathews (1983)
      20. In The Cut, by Susanna Moore (1995)
      21. Brass, by Helen Walsh (2004)
      22. Candy, by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg (1958)
      23. Forever, by Judy Blume (1975)
      24. An American Dream, by Norman Mailer (1965)
      25. The Carpetbaggers, by Harold Robbins (1961)
 
 

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    NEW YORK, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for this weekend's Book
 Expo America on May 19-21 in Washington, D.C., Playboy.com unveils its
 first ever ranking of the "25 Sexiest Novels Ever Written." Playboy.com
 limited the ranking to works of fiction and hopes to inspire debate while
 encouraging people to continue to explore beauty and sensuality in print.
     The feature can be found online at
 http://www.playboy.com/features/features/25novels/ . Book fans can view
 covers and read a synopsis, excerpt and brief history of each novel. Below
 is Playboy.com's ranking of the 25 sexiest novels of all time:
      1.  Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (Fanny Hill), by John Cleland (1748-
          49)
      2.  Lady Chatterley's Lover, by D. H. Lawrence (1928)
      3.  Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller (1934)
      4.  Story of O, by Pauline Reage (1954)
      5.  Crash, by J.G Ballard (1973)
      6.  Interview with the Vampire, by Anne Rice (1976)
      7.  Portnoy's Complaint, by Philip Roth (1969)
      8.  The Magus, by John Fowles (1965)
      9.  The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami (1995)
      10. Endless Love, by Scott Spencer (1979)
      11. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1955)
      12. Carrie's Story, by Molly Weatherfield (1995)
      13. Fear of Flying, by Erica Jong (1973)
      14. Peyton Place, by Grace Metalious (1956)
      15. Story of the Eye, by Georges Bataille (1928)
      16. The End of Alice, by A.M. Homes (1996)
      17. Vox, by Nicholson Baker (1992)
      18. Rapture, by Susan Minot  (2002)
      19. Singular Pleasures, by Harry Mathews (1983)
      20. In The Cut, by Susanna Moore (1995)
      21. Brass, by Helen Walsh (2004)
      22. Candy, by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg (1958)
      23. Forever, by Judy Blume (1975)
      24. An American Dream, by Norman Mailer (1965)
      25. The Carpetbaggers, by Harold Robbins (1961)
 
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