Colette Looks Back by Michele Roberts (short story) - A tomboy and a farmboy play rough and tumble games in the woods and explore each others' bodies. (in Pelling)
Forced Use by Allan Gurganus (short story) - At a pit stop driving home from a conference, a married man is led into the woods by a trashy young punk. Effective study of temptation and transgression. (in Pelling)
Gordon by Edith Templeton - A female former army officer regresses under the humiliating and paternal treatment of an aloof psychiatrist. (excerpt in Pelling)
Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov - An aging intellectual seduces a young girl of 14 into becoming his mistress, eventually against her own will.
Coquetry and Provocation
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence - A lonely wife enters into an affair with a crude, rustic gamekeeper. (excerpt in Pelling)
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte - The tempestuous relationship between the callous Heathcliff and the histrionic Catherine affects two generations of the Linton and Earnshaw families. (Some editions don't translate Joseph's dialect - the Broadview edition does; translations are online also). (text)
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – A dashing military officer leads a cultivated, reserved wife into an affair, and among a free-thinking social set of St. Petersburg.
Clarissa by Samuel Richardson – The rake Lovelace stirs up antagonisms within the family of the virtuous Clarissa as a means to draw her away to London, where he engages in darker means to sully her virtue.
Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos – A notorious rake pursues a virtuous married woman out in the country. He and a manipulative society woman also conspire in the relationship of two young lovers.
The Lady with the Dog by Anton Chekhov (short story) - An aloof womanizer comes to engage in more bold and devoted pursuit of a vulnerable married woman out on vacation. (in Pelling)
Puss-in-Boots by Angela Carter (short story) - the bawdy Puss-in-Boots helps his foolishly in love master to pursue a restricted young wife. Includes lots of disguises and seductive proofs.
The Story of O by Pauline Reage - A Parisian photographer willingly becomes the slave of her rakish lover at his chateau, who creates increasingly sexually transgressive and S/M like games. (excerpt in Pelling)
Marcel by Anais Nin (short story) - An insatiable Parisian woman plays various games of triangulation and role-playing with Marcel amidst signs WWII is approaching. Effective use of hothouse environments. (in Pelling)
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter - Stories that mix eroticism and fairy tales
Delta of Venus by Anais Nin
The Erotic Spirit edited by Sam Hamill - A collection of erotic poetry throughout history
Erotic Stories edited by Rowan Pelling
Mud: Stories of Sex and Love by Michele Roberts