Story of the Eye - Chapter 1, The Cat's Eye; Chapter 2, The Antique Wardrobe Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1, The Cat's Eye; Chapter 2, The Antique Wardrobe Summary

The Story of the Eye by Georges Bataille is hailed as the first of its kind. This novel is an erotic story that involves a young couple who become fascinated not only with eggs and other such objects, but with a young girl who is so scandalized by their attentions she kills herself. Later the couple comes to enjoy public sexual encounters and find themselves attacking a priest in his own church. The Story of the Eye is a sexually charged novel of immorality that will both offend and entertain modern readers.

The narrator, a young man of sixteen, meets a young girl at the beach with whom he becomes obsessed. This young girl, Simone, turns out to be a distant relative of his so he finds excuses to...

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