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The Price of Pleasure

The Price of Pleasure

  • Author: Kresley Cole
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781416554479
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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Kresley Cole returns with a breathtaking romantic saga of love, honor, and passion unbound -- as a man of duty faces his greatest trial, and a young castaway discovers her greatest desire.... A man noted for his courage and integrity, Captain Grant Sutherland journeys to Oceania to find Victoria Dearbourne, an English girl lost at sea a decade before. He's given her ailing grandfather his word -- as a gentleman -- to find and protect her. But one look at a grown Victoria and Grant has never felt less like one. Tori relishes freedom, untamed passion, and spontaneity above stifling order. Even more so when a proud, cold British captain arrives to rescue her, though she has no wish to be. As Grant tries to convince her to leave her island home, she begins to see in him a man hungering for more. A man who once laughed. A man who desires her but won't take what she offers. Grant struggles to control his own savage passions -- and fails, Tori must decide what she wants more -- her unfettered independence or the only man who could tame her wild heart....

The Price of Pleasure

The Price of Pleasure

  • Author: Joan Elizabeth Lloyd
  • Publisher: Kensington Books
  • ISBN: 9780758201089
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 308
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The owner of a highly successful business that caters to the desires of the rich and powerful, Erika Holland's world is filled with sensual enounters and new experiences where anything is possible, but the one man Erika wants more than anything is out of her reach until she unleashes an erotic campaign to make him hers. Original. 20,000 first printing.

The Pursuit of Pleasure

The Pursuit of Pleasure

Drugs and Stimulants in Iranian History, 1500-1900

  • Author: Rudi Matthee
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691144443
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 368
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From ancient times to the present day, Iranian social, political, and economic life has been dramatically influenced by psychoactive agents. This book looks at the stimulants that, as put by a longtime resident of seventeenth-century Iran, Raphaël du Mans, provided Iranians with damagh, gave them a "kick," got them into a good mood. By tracing their historical trajectory and the role they played in early modern Iranian society (1500-1900), Rudi Matthee takes a major step in extending contemporary debates on the role of drugs and stimulants in shaping the modern West. At once panoramic and richly detailed, The Pursuit of Pleasure examines both the intoxicants known since ancient times--wine and opiates--and the stimulants introduced later--tobacco, coffee, and tea--from multiple angles. It brings together production, commerce, and consumption to reveal the forces behind the spread and popularity of these consumables, showing how Iranians adapted them to their own needs and tastes and integrated them into their everyday lives. Matthee further employs psychoactive substances as a portal for a set of broader issues in Iranian history--most notably, the tension between religious and secular leadership. Faced with reality, Iran's Shi`i ulama turned a blind eye to drug use as long as it stayed indoors and did not threaten the social order. Much of this flexibility remains visible underneath the uncompromising exterior of the current Islamic Republic.

Palaces of Pleasure

Palaces of Pleasure

From Music Halls to the Seaside to Football, How the Victorians Invented Mass Entertainment

  • Author: Lee Jackson
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300245092
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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An energetic and exhilarating account of the Victorian entertainment industry, its extraordinary success and enduring impact The Victorians invented mass entertainment. As the nineteenth century’s growing industrialized class acquired the funds and the free time to pursue leisure activities, their every whim was satisfied by entrepreneurs building new venues for popular amusement. Contrary to their reputation as dour, buttoned-up prudes, the Victorians reveled in these newly created ‘palaces of pleasure’. In this vivid, captivating book, Lee Jackson charts the rise of well-known institutions such as gin palaces, music halls, seaside resorts and football clubs, as well as the more peculiar attractions of the pleasure garden and international exposition, ranging from parachuting monkeys and human zoos to theme park thrill rides. He explores how vibrant mass entertainment came to dominate leisure time and how the attempts of religious groups and secular improvers to curb ‘immorality’ in the pub, variety theater and dance hall faltered in the face of commercial success. The Victorians’ unbounded love of leisure created a nationally significant and influential economic force: the modern entertainment industry.

The Man of Pleasure's Pocket-book: Or, the Bon Vivant's Vdde Mecum, for the Year 1780 ... Containing Fifty-two Double Ruled Pages ... and ... Original Articles, Viz. I. An Account of All Public Diversions ... VIII. A Dictionary for the Polite World ... By a Member of the Club of Savoir-vivres

The Man of Pleasure's Pocket-book: Or, the Bon Vivant's Vdde Mecum, for the Year 1780 ... Containing Fifty-two Double Ruled Pages ... and ... Original Articles, Viz. I. An Account of All Public Diversions ... VIII. A Dictionary for the Polite World ... By a Member of the Club of Savoir-vivres

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The Pupil of Pleasure by Courtney Melmoth

The Pupil of Pleasure by Courtney Melmoth

  • Author: Mr. Pratt (Samuel Jackson)
  • Publisher: N.A
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Cities of Pleasure

Cities of Pleasure

Sex and the Urban Socialscape

  • Author: Alan Collins
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317998820
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 248
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This book contains a collection of cutting-edge chapters that explore various connections between urban living, sexuality and sexual desire around the world. The key themes featured address a number of topical issues including: the controversies and debates raging around the evolution, defining patterns and appropriate regulation of commercial sex zones and markets in the urban landscape how gay public spaces, districts and 'gay villages' emerged and developed in various towns and cities around the world how changing attitudes to, and the usage of urban sexual spaces, as depicted in iconic television series such as Sex and the City and Queer as Folk, reflect the reality of working women's or gay men's changing life experiences. With detailed case studies, and a strong interdisciplinary appeal, this book will be a valuable reference for postgraduates and advanced students in the fields of cultural studies as well as human, urban and social geography. This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal Urban Studies.

Impact Pricing

Impact Pricing

Your Blueprint for Driving Profits

  • Author: Mark Stiving
  • Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
  • ISBN: 1613081219
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 240
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AM I PRICING RIGHT? Every business owner is haunted by this fundamental question. Expert pricing strategist Mark Stiving draws upon more than 15 years of experience in profitable pricing and delivers a practical plan to help you confidently answer. Price—it’s most powerful marketing tool you have— and the least understood. Zeroing in on the areas where your efforts will generate the greatest impact, Stiving breaks down critical pricing concepts and provides the blueprint to integrate proven pricing strategies into your growth plans. Be empowered to strengthen your pricing structure to withstand any conditions, dramatically elevating your company performance, position, and profits for long-term success. Learn how to: Set prices that drive your market position Correctly use costs to make profitable pricing decisions Implement value-based pricing to charge what customers are willing to pay Use price segmentation to leverage value and capture new business Cash-in on complementary products and product versions with portfolio pricing Prepare for changing conditions pricing strategically now Following in the footsteps of sited examples including Apple, BMW, McDonalds, Mercedes, and other market leaders, learn how to create a powerful price strategy that does more than cover costs.

The Palace of Pleasure, Beautified, Adorned, and Well Furnished with Pleasant Histories and Excellent Novels

The Palace of Pleasure, Beautified, Adorned, and Well Furnished with Pleasant Histories and Excellent Novels

Very Requisite for Delight and Profit. Chosen and Selected Out of Divers Good and Commendable Authors

  • Author: Joseph Haslewood
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Italian literature
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The Power of Pleasure

The Power of Pleasure

  • Author: Douglas Weiss, Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc
  • ISBN: 9781401933050
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 240
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This fascinating book will take you on the ride of a lifetime. Douglas Weiss explains how you’re incredibly designed for pleasure—with your own very unique pleasure palate and a discoverable pleasure hierarchy. You may be a classic "under-pleasurer" or "over-pleasurer," but within these pages, you can be transformed into a balanced pleasurer. You can give and receive joy every day that you breathe once you harness the Power of Pleasure. You deserve to have this power work for you in your life, and as you read, you’ll learn how you can also overcome unwanted behaviors utilizing happiness as a reward. You can create your very own personal pleasure calendar, too. With the levels of stress prevalent in today’s world, you really need and deserve more love, peace, and relaxation in your life than you’re presently receiving. In your hands is the roadmap to make your life more fun joyous from today until . . . forever!