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What made Lincoln’s hat stand up? Did Chairman Mao keep a Little Black Book? Lynda Schor’s "Seduction" follows Warren Beatty on his tireless erotic journey, with characters like Joan Collins and Joyce Carol Oates chiming in on his legendary prowess. In "The Ballad of Scott and Zelda," Maxim Jakubowski traces the passion and the slow, bitter disconnection of those idols of the Jazz Age. "Love, Zora," by Fiona Zedde, is a graceful, poetic evocation of a young woman’s affair with Zora Neale Hurston. Editor Mitzi Szereto brings together a playful and varied collection, not only gratifying our curiosity about acknowledged sex symbols like Marilyn Monroe and Rudolph Valentino, but exciting readers with the imaginary adventures of such unlikely figures as Toulouse Lautrec, Sigmund Freud, and God.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2495 KB
  • Print Length: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Cleis Press (25 February 2005)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01H082EAS
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) (May include reviews from Early Reviewer Rewards Program) 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 reviews
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly engaging and original -- a fine collection 12 June 2005
By Deb Dee - Published on
Like Szereto's other books, she's once again hit the jackpot with Wicked. The concept here is speculative erotic fiction, with famous people through history as the focal point. It's easy to see that the contributors have done their work, incorporating a sufficient amount of fact with a healthy helping of sexy speculation. The subjects range from Rudolph Valentino and Marilyn Monroe to Salvador Dali, Elvis Presley and the man who assassinated President McKinley. This is erotic fiction that is intelligent, original, polished and arousing. Unlike most anthologies in the erotica line, there is nothing cliched or redundant here. It's quality all the way!
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Erotic Fiction 1 June 2005
By David Bailie - Published on
I've read previous anthologies by this editor and I always return to her work because I know it will deliver the goods. The stories she selects are compelling, superbly written, and aimed at an intelligent audience. The erotic content ranges from the seductive to the powerful. And, unlike many other anthologies, the stories here will stay with you for months after you've read them.

Wicked: Sexy Tales of Legendary Lovers covers a broad time-scale and a wide range of historical legends. Imagining each of these personalities as a sexual creature provides an insight into their lives that is seldom considered. This title takes pride of place on my bookshelf and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an exciting, entertaining and erotic read.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST-READ anthology 14 June 2005
By Paul B. - Published on
I've never come across anything quite like this book. Editor Mitzi Szereto is already well-known for her innovative concepts, and she's REALLY outdone herself with this one. She's gathered together a pool of talented writers from across America and Europe who definitely know their stuff. There's no hackneyed porn writing going on here -- just top of the line erotic fiction. Excellent. Truly excellent.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good news for naughty readers 17 May 2007
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Sometimes, no matter how good we try to be in our daily lives, we can't resist the urge to indulge in a little naughtiness.

And along comes Wicked: Sexy Tales of Legendary Lovers. Editor Mitzi Szereto has pulled together an eclectic mix of stories inspired by the not-so-true lives of some of history's sexiest symbols.

While not everyone will be inclined to read erotica, for those who are willing there's something for every taste in this anthology. Stories run the gamut from humour ("Elvis, Axl, and Me") to graphic ("The Ballad of Scott and Zelda").

Writing styles--and talents--also vary, but that tends to be true of most multi-author anthologies. Overall, however, I found several literary quality stories within these pages. "Eva Braun's Last Tragic Abortion" stands out as one of the most compelling pieces.

Szereto understands that there's more to erotica than sex. Without a cohesive plot and compelling characters, you're left with base [...]. If you don't already know the difference, you need to read this book.
6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Inventive 24 May 2005
By Sheldon R. Waxman - Published on
Mitzi Secreto, Editor

Cleis Press

ISBN 1-57344-206-2

Wicked Sexy Tales Of Legendary Lovers

Reviewer: Shelly Waxman for

The title is intriguing, although slightly misleading. This book is a compilation of short stories. They are not about the actual sex lives of the famous. They are fictional versions of how those, such as: Lincoln (who fears that the Whitehouse guards will see them, which is something that Mary Lincoln greatly enjoys), Freud, God, etc., might have enjoyed sex, or, if you will, graphic sex or as the publishers call it-erotica.

The stories are very well written, inventive and better than most in this genre. To me, it's all about sex acts or what should be called pornography, which is defined by its prurient appeal. If it doesn't appeal to such interests, it fails. I am an old fart, so my bias about this book should be taken in that light.

The problem with this book, I suggest, is that all the stories are based on one theme-the famous having sex. Short story mystery anthologies are similar in this respect but the differing plot lines make each story different. The prurience (if that's a word) gets old pretty fast.

There are only so many ways that sex acts can be performed or described-Karma Sutra and all that. So, it gets boring and by the middle of the book the prurience disappears and it becomes just a lot of wrestling and contorting.

I applaud the editor for getting a bunch of good writers together to write the stories. And I appreciate the inventive idea. Those alone make it worth a read.

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