The Sixteen Pleasures Book Summary and Study Guide

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Margot went to Italy after the '66 floods to help save the priceless libraries that were damaged. While working in a Carmelite Convent a book of renaissance erotic poetry and engravings is discovered.    Margot is then moved to start an affair with a daper older Italian man. Margot is soon embroiled in the passion of restoring the book, selling it and then reclaiming her life. Her spiritual longings and earthly desires converge into one.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Italian Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Loss of...    -   mother Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Vagia talk!    -   Weiner talk! Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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