Venus in Furs

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch


Venus in Furs


Venus in Furs opens with Severin, a young and wealthy Galician, who has a dark sexual fantasy: he wants a lover who will whip him into submission. When he meets a woman willing to fulfil that desire, reality starts to blur into fantasy, and Severin wonders if he can come out alive …

The sensual and riveting Venus in Furs was a visionary novella of its time, and continues to fascinate readers today. It has joined the ranks of Momentum’s Classic Erotica series.


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Author Information

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836 1895) was an Austrian writer and journalist who espoused utopian ideals and romanticized Galician life. Von Sacher-Masoch was born in a province of the Austrian Empire and studied law and history. He became a man of letters and an editor of a progressive magazine. He is best known for writing a series of short stories that expressed his fantasies and fetishes. The term ‘masochism’ was derived from his name after an Austrian psychologist read his works. …