Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them, by Betsy Prioleau

Paperback review

Sat, Jun 14, 2014, 01:00

   
 

Book Title:
Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them

ISBN-13:
978-0393348484

Author:
Betsy Prioleau

Publisher:
WW Norton

Guideline Price:
Sterling11.99

Betsy Prioleau ploughs through history (and Hollywood) in her pursuit of the great ladies’ men of the world. And she insists that we must not confuse ladies’ men with heartless philanderers, playboys and other chancers, for, she claims, all the great ladies’ men have one thing in common: they love women. Nor does one have to be an Adonis to captivate: neither Huxley, Jung, Liszt nor Dahl was a raving beauty, yet women threw themselves at them. Jean-Paul Sarte was only 5ft tall and had a blind eye but was forever in demand. So what is the secret formula? The man must be passionate (Byron), give women his full attention (Aly Khan), be an inquiring listener (Casanova, who also fulfilled every other requirement), make them laugh (David Niven), be a silent listener (Gary Cooper) and, especially, be interesting (Don Juan). And more, much more. This is a deliciously sexy, erudite read that may help (if it’s not too late for some of us) reveal the elusive qualities of the world’s great seducers.

Sign In

Forgot Password?

Sign Up

The name that will appear beside your comments.

Have an account? Sign In

Forgot Password?

Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In or Sign Up

Thank you

You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.

Hello, .

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

Thank you for registering. Please check your email to verify your account.

We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.